With an optimistic culture in the workplace, the organisation is more likely to embrace changes and seek opportunities for growth. As the leader of the company, you are the best role model to promote the ‘half-cup full’ culture into your organisation.
Following are some tips on how you can promote optimism:
Be lenient about the past
Refrain from bringing up mistakes of employees which had already been resolved. Whenever a new mistake is made, express acknowledgement on the realities of the current situation. Place the focus on controllable aspects of the situation while allowing the benefit of doubt on the uncontrollable aspects.
Appreciate the present
In spite of all the various challenges that the company may be facing, effort should be made to express appreciation and provide recognition to employees who have worked hard for the company. Verbal assurance and affirmation are sufficient.
Seek opportunities for the future
Proactively seek and act on future opportunities based on your employees’ capabilities and vulnerabilities. It is essential to inspire and motivate yourself and your people to accept, and even choose, challenges to improve performance now and in the future.
The above excerpt is our compilation of ideas for business leaders in the areas of people management, leadership, and workplace happiness.
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