Obstacles happen. So too, does negativity in the workplace. Negative employees always seem to be in a bad mood, are not productive, and are challenging to work with, whether because they say no to everything or because their pessimism brings down everyone around them. Negative attitudes can be disruptive and destructive, affecting co-workers’ focus, motivation, and happiness at work.
Does your organization have a reward and recognition program in place? Employees would work harder if they felt their efforts were better appreciated. Recognizing talent takes small steps, does not require significant expenditures, and has an impact on the organizational, operational, and individual levels.
Culture is the character and personality of your company. It’s what makes your business unique and is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors, and attitudes. Positive workplace culture attracts talent, drives engagement, impacts happiness and satisfaction, and affects performance. The personality of your business is influenced by everything: leadership, management, workplace practices, policies, people, and more.
Respectful treatment of employees at all levels is the #1 contributor to employee satisfaction. Research shows that respect beats out compensation, benefits, job security and trust between employees and senior management, and opportunities to use your skills and abilities at work.
Yet few employees believe they are treated respectfully.
Let’s fix that.
Is it the lack of accountability or a leader’s self-assigned entitlement of power that disrupts a company’s business model? Opinions and criticisms are tweeted, posted, and rehashed at the speed of light on this topic. Despite the layer of social transparency, the abuse of power seems to overshadow accountability more than ever.