Wouldn’t it be nice if an employee were happy people, smiling through each and every workday? But that’s not possible, because people’s attitude is lifted by all kinds of factors outside their own control.
An attitude is a form of expression of yourself. You can choose to be happy, positive and optimistic, or choose to be pessimistic and critical, with a negative outlook on your workday. A positive attitude helps you cope better under stressful situations at work.
Positive Attitude In Negative Situations
Behavior at work often depends on how we feel about being there. Attitude refers to our opinions, beliefs, and feelings about aspects of our environment. At work, there are two job attitudes that have the greatest potential to influence how we behave. Job Satisfaction refers to the feelings people have towards their job. While, Organization Commitment, is the emotional attachment people have towards the company they work for.
“A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances, instead of your circumstances having powers over you.”
Workplace attitudes have an effect on every person in the organization, from the employees to the clients and even the company owner.
A positive attitude has the ability to engage employees in their work that leads to optimistic exchanges that promote growth and progressiveness. Communication is enhanced, the team performs better, morale is increased and productivity improves. A negative attitude is contagious. It can affect your work performances and output and also affects your co-workers’ workdays and even, perhaps, how your boss views you.
When attitude goes up, so does the potential of the team. When attitude goes down, the potential of the team goes with it. A positive attitude can make you more productive.
It reduces your Stress
Staying positive will reduce your stress levels and it can make a real difference.
It attracts Social Supports
Being positive will get more support and cooperation from supervisors and colleagues which usually leads to increased productivity.
It contributes to a great work environment
Having a positive mental attitude infects your entire workplace, making it a more pleasant place.
It can boost your creativity
Positivity helps your mind open and ideas flowing, but it also improves the quality of your work.
It can make you more Proactive
You’ll have an easier time being proactive rather than reactive. Having a proactive attitude can identify and address challenges before they have a chance to become problems.
It improves your time management
Being positive, you will have an easier time staying focused and meeting deadlines rather than having a bad attitude that can make work a struggle.
It leads to Better Relationships
Being positive affects all your relationships with your colleagues, to your boss and everyone around you.
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a school… a home. The remarkable the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you… We are in charge of our ATTITUDES.
Having a positive attitude at work can help you get a promotion to succeed on projects, meet goals and just generally enjoy your job more. Attitude plays just as big of a role. There is five key attitudes that organization should seek out in employees to ensure a harmonious professional environment and a productive staff.
Respect for Others
Those with this type of attitude are willing to treat other people politely and professionally, even if they disagree with the other person’s point of view.
Teach your staff to approach every situation, positive or negative, as a challenge and an opportunity. Adopt a “glass half full” attitude in the company and encourage employees to build on it.
Commitment to the Job
Organizations need employees who are not only committed to the goals and initiatives that affect the bottom line but who also are committed to their particular positions.
Employees with an innovative attitude don’t shy away from trying something new or finding a different way to do things. An organization needs employees who can think outside of the box that can benefit the management and innovate new ways to accomplish existing tasks and approach goals.
The more helpful an attitude employees have, the more people want to be around them at work and the more willing they are to partner with those employees on key projects and initiatives.
Attitude is one of the most important factors in getting through the highs and lows of life. Our attitudes are rooted in one’s own beliefs and are unique across most individuals. Certain attitude creates a negative impact on one’s life and may even cause it to fall apart.