In our previous Tip of the Day, we encouraged you to adopt positive and virtuous practices in your organisation. Here we offer a few ways to guide you in implementing these positive and virtuous practices.
Set and showcase examples
Implementing positive practices require the support of the top leaders, people who stand by and exemplify the values they preach. Ensure that your people are happy, identify the positive qualities and behaviours in them, and then recognise them with praise or even showcase them. Publicly show that you care that they care.
Change questions, change cultures
Select three people one at a time, and tell them three things that you value about them, and what you see as their strengths. This goes against the usual where leaders are telling their people what needs changing. Do this consistently over time, and you might see the culture in the workplace shift.
Encourage small steps
Encourage your staff to take on small changes, which can produce large effects:
- Keep gratitude journals each day, and write down one thing to be grateful for and three reasons why;
- Do well-being activities such as meditation or breathing exercises, which can be as short as 5-10 minutes;
- Spend 30 minutes per day making a contribution to someone in need, by offering a hand in a project, or coaching subordinates.
The above excerpt is our weekly compilation of ideas for business leaders in the areas of people management, leadership, and workplace happiness.
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