Negativity in the workplace is far more detrimental than you might think! In fact, a study led by the U.S. Bureau of Labor found that it is costing businesses around three billion dollars a year! What many are failing to realize is that although it can’t be completely eliminated, it can definitely be reduced with a few simple tips. Today, we’re going to share them with you!
Pinpoint the Cause
To every problem, there is always a root – and being proactive is key! It’s important to know where negativity in the workplace actually comes from so that you can identify it before it festers. Here are some things to look for in your fellow employees that might indicate the birth of negativity.
Gossip/Strained Relationships Between Team Members
Excessive Workload or Unrealistic Deadlines
Loss of Confidence or Unwillingness to Speak Up
Underappreciated or Underpaid
Notice any of these factors in your team? It’s time to communicate.
Open lines of communication and positive language are going to be a make or break. Your people want to feel heard – and an optimistic atmosphere will help accomplish that. Try…
Encouraging your employees to provide regular feedback
Stressing “there is no I in team”
Eliminating one-way communication
Living out your mission, values, and vision
There is no getting around the fact that if you want your business to be successful, your people have to come first. Why? Because your people are your business, and if they are unhappy, goals can’t be met. Give your team countless opportunities to express their opinions, celebrate individual success, respect each other, and don’t be afraid to have a little fun!
We hope these tips help create a stronger and more positive work environment, leaving no room for negativity! For more tips on professional development and career advancement, check out more of our blogs at https://elamant.com/media-blog/.