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Top Tips for Boosting Workforce Positivity

Optimistic employees have been shown to demonstrate more engagement, higher productivity and lower levels of stress, all of which are factors good for business.

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Top Tips for Boosting Workforce Positivity

  1. 1. Boosting Workforce Positivity Ragnar Horn Harvard Business School
  2. 2. Optimistic employees have been shown to demonstrate more engagement, higher productivity and lower levels of stress, all of which are factors good for business. Top Tips for Boosting Workforce Positivity Optimistic employees have been shown to demonstrate more engagement, higher productivity and lower levels of stress, all of which are factors good for business. There are several things employers can do to promote positivity in the workplace. Gratitude People naturally feel more positive when they know they are valued. Employers can therefore boost positivity in the workplace by demonstrating gratitude and thankfulness on a regular basis. A quick email to say thank you PAGE 2
  3. 3. PAGE 3 or stopping by someone’s desk to complement them on their work can go a long way. Positive Messaging The way we phrase things can make an impact on how our messages are received. Taking the time to ensure messages are phrased constructively, empoweringly, encouragingly and with a personal touch can make a real difference to employee optimism. Connecting Developing positive relationships is all about connecting, amongst employees and also between management and employees. Organising social activities outside of the work environment can be a great way to deepen the bonds of these relationships.
  4. 4. Ragnar Horn A recent study from Harvard Business School identified employee optimism as one of the key assets for business leaders looking to implement necessary change. You can learn more about this report by visiting the blog of Ragnar Horn.

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