Having a positive character is extremely important for personal success and growth. Positive character traits not only help in self-development, but also help cope with various challenging situations one may face through life. Character traits are something we imbibe from our environment, from parents, teachers, and friends. Later in life, we have colleagues, our spouse, and our mentors that we draw certain traits from. What we choose to learn from them, and what we choose to ignore, is completely in our hands.
Motivational speaker Jim Rohn hit the nail on the head when he said, “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” It is of utmost importance for organizations to inculcate and maintain a positive attitude in the workplace.
Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness
than any other. Maintaining a positive attitude at work is very important. Whether you are an employee or a manager who has a team of subordinates working under you, having an optimistic attitude will do wonders for your professional as well as personal growth.
Research shows that positive thinking reduces stress, improves employee and customer relationships, inspires team spirit, motivates staff, thereby increasing the sales and profits of a business. As a positive atmosphere is a win-win situation for everyone, individuals and organizations should make efforts and engage in activities to inculcate it.
Plan Appreciation Weeks. Appreciating your coworkers if they have done some good work and saying thanks if someone has helped you, go a long way in spreading positivity. To make this professional, organizations today celebrate appreciation weeks or days, in which employees are recognized for their achievements by their fellow employees as well as the management.
When the work is appreciated, employee motivation increases, and thus, the employees perform their work to the best of their ability. If you want to plan this activity in your organization, this and similar ideas will certainly help you in a big way.
Positive thinking improves employee performance, that is a given. If the employees work in a pleasant environment and are not under any kind of stress, their relationship with the customers is bound to improve. On an individual level too, they will feel very satisfied and happy if the office environment is encouraging.
Until tomorrow: There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.

Dorothy Prats
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