The entire January/February 2012 HBR issue was dedicated to “The Value of Happiness – How Employee Well-being Drives Profits.” Why? Because a whopping 69% of employees believe their employers don’t inspire the best in them…and only 5% of workers strongly agree that their organizations help them build richer personal relationships.
Because workers spend more time weekly with work peers than with family and friends, creating positive workplaces makes sense! Positive workplaces enable life-long service, joy, and success. What can be done to shift from dire to inspired?
Taking their advice, I opened the book and found tweet 35:
Start your meetings off right by getting people into a thanksgiving mindset. Have team members share one thing they’re grateful for today.
The shift that occurs is palpable!
• It makes people SLOW DOWN and that in itself is a gift in a busy day.
• Also, teammates need to really listen to hear what will be said—instead of “presuming” what a colleague will report.
• Finally, an attitude of gratitude fosters goodwill, cooperation, and greater productivity.
Give it a try! For more information, please visit their website at: http://www.positivity-works.com/