3 Ways to Cultivate Positivity at Work
Positivity, like negativity, can be influenced and held as a powerful weapon of choice to lead the team to greater heights.
However, how to use it may be tricky as we are dealing with the complex psychological part of humans.
These are the 3 methods that can help to boost up the team’s positivity which can simultaneously bring about positive benefits to your team; such as having better working relationships, culture, workplace satisfaction, performance and productivity! So, let’s dive in, and find out more!
A leader is a prominent and influential figure of the team who guides and gives direction to the team. Likewise, since a leader is holding such a pivotal position, he/she can also very likely sway the positivity of the team.
Positive leaders believe in the growing potential of their team members, no matter how dire the circumstance the team may be in. They shine through the dark clouds of disappointments and discouragement the team encounters, and have the capability to motivate, persuade and drive the team out of the spiral of uncertainties and distress by utilizing positivity deftly.
Emotions strongly motivates a team. Whether the team’s growth potential is snuff out due to the negative and discouraging words of their leaders, or grow through the positive and nurturing words of a leader can make a big difference to the team’s success.
Therefore, it is important for the team leader to take note of their working and communication style – whether they are spreading positivity or negativity.
2. Replacing Positivity Roadblocks with Motivators
Frederick Herzberg, a psychologist, have ascertained that just by identifying and removing the negativity causes is not sufficient to boost team’s satisfaction.
For example, is a team member is not satisfied with the current team’s culture, by just removing the people that causes this culture will not increase the satisfaction. Only by developing a change to the culture, that it will produce positive exponential effect.
Allow open-minded discussion on improvements to such area of concerns that saps away the team positivity. It may be the dissatisfaction to the policies of the company, the lack of learning exposure, the team dynamics or their salary paid.
Therefore, we have to not only identify the team’s causes in its positivity roadblocks but replace these roadblocks with “motivators” that drives and motivates the team positively.
3. Implement and Reinforce Positivit
Now that we have identified the possible roadblocks to the team’s positivity and the feasible ways to make improvements, these improvements will need to be implemented and reinforced.
These are the few possible methods of improvement that can be implemented:
Figure out the Team’s Vision: This is to help team gain clarity of their team’s goals and purpose, to become unified which enhances commitment and efficiency in the team.
Issue Clear Roles & Responsibilities: Every individual should know what their work entitles and what they are required of to contribute to their team. If these boundaries are unclear, a lot of miscommunication and misunderstandings may unnecessarily encounter. Hence, by implementing this, it could help increase the team’s performance.
Develop Effective Communication: Many times, social relationships get strained due to miscommunications. Therefore, non-judgmental working culture should be nurtured, encouraging differing and diverse viewpoints. It is also important to keep everyone up-to-date of what’s happening and how they will be affected. All these adds up to aid the relationship among team members and potentially reaps significant benefits to the team in the long term.
Every team have different causes that limits the positivity of the team. But once you have recognized, implement positive changes and reinforce them, these changes will lead your team to gain not only the joy of working, but also the joy of working together as a team!
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