Positive People Build Productivity
Positive people tend to get more out of relationships. Their positivity leads to more productivity and a better company culture. Encouragement builds people up while discouragement slows people down and eliminates progress.
In order to build a company culture of positivity, recruiters must find positive people and maintain an established culture of positivity. It takes maintenance but can be one of the most important qualities of your company. If recruiters implement a positive attitude and use the right strategies, then they can successfully build a positive company culture.
Purpose and Growth
To attract more positive people, companies have to create an environment for positive mobility. It’s easier to recruit someone to a position that offers career growth. When there are more opportunities for employees to grow it is more likely that the organization will be more positive. Even if someone tends to keep to themself and contributes very little at first, the truth about introverts is that they can balance out and offer a lot more if guided correctly.
This doesn’t mean to create meaningless titles and promise them to new employees who do well. Job roles actually have to have some substantive changes in responsibility to be meaningful. When an employee feels their growth is meaningful and important, they are more likely to remain positive.
It’s important for the leadership in an organization to encourage others and be the head cheerleader of anybody there. If the top people are less enthusiastic and more negative, it will bleed over onto the lower employees. Positive people will become negative.
Open Communication Channels
To maintain positivity in the company culture, make sure to communicate regularly with new hires. Give everyone the opportunity to be informed and to ask questions. When positive people feel they are being heard, your organization will have a more successful culture.
Relaxed Working Atmosphere
Work doesn’t have to be a place of drudgery and labor. Work should be a place to spend time with cool positive people, not just a place to “work”. Make sure to encourage an atmosphere that tolerates some R&R here and there. You shouldn’t be worried about people messing around too much and you should have faith in the hiring process that filtered out the people with poor work ethic already. Give your employees a break. There’s no need to crack the whip when you’re working with other motivated adults.
You don’t need jerks to run an organization. Keep the jerks out and know when enough is enough. Skills are transferrable but a positive people are hard to come by so it’s important to reinforce a civilized workplace.
Encouragement propels companies much higher than criticism. Nurturing does more than bullying. A bully will ultimately destroy your company.
People will make mistakes – it’s a guarantee. Your tolerance for mistakes should be rather high. In fact, most great organizations encourage people to make mistakes rather than stagnate. Mistakes are often the best way to learn something and aside from professionals in the ER – they’re not deadly.
Make sure to say “thank you” when someone has done a good job and make a point to tell them how well they’re doing. It’s easy to notice mistakes. Not enough people notice the good things but if you start doing it you can create a positive feedback loop that continues to reward everyone.
It’s dangerous to let disrespect run rampant at your company. Negativity builds a culture where people are rewarded for stealing ideas or hijacking other people’s work. This culture is very destructive and you need to avoid it. Negativity won’t help you find positive people.
Exploration is important for the future of any organization. An organization that cannot tolerate change is a doomed organization. By allowing positive people the freedom to explore their own ideas you will encourage innovations that will help your company to thrive. By exhibiting trust, you are showing respect and this helps everybody.
Diligence is necessary to keep a positive culture even if you think you’ve already built one. Just as you can nurture negative people to be more positive, positive people can easily fall into negative behavioral patterns. By following the facets of this blog, you can be sure to grow the openness and respect at your company. These qualities will help your organization to attract and keep positive people.