What we do for a living is important but so is the environment that we choose to work in.
Environment at work is the combination of several factors including the people, the aesthetics and the culture.
Let us first try to define what positive means. In our context, positivity refers to the ability to promote a mindset to improve the situation one is in.
It definitely takes time and conscious effort to create a positive environment but there are many benefits associated to a healthy working environment which makes it all worthwhile. Let us take a look at some of the benefits today.
1. Encourages creativity
As times change, businesses will have to adapt and change to keep up. Creativity might seem vague and intangible but results of creativity can be seen in the products or services offered. Positive working environment enhances creativity which in turn boosts work productivity.
2. Spurs innovation
Just like creativity, the ability to innovate or reinvent is something all enterprise values. Innovation is applicable to products made, services offered or even solutions developed to resolve daily challenges. Generating new ideas and thinking out of the box is crucial for companies to progress.
3. Encourages self-worth.
In general, employees that are confident about themselves will be more focused and gets along well with colleagues. However, employees that are doubtful of themselves will be less productive and more prone to making errors. Creating a positive environment allows employees to feel appreciated and valued in the company and they will be more willing to step up to contribute.
4. Enhances productivity
Positivity is contagious - employees working in an encouraging environment will motivate and bring out the best of one another leading to higher efficiency.
Happiness and productivity are largely correlated and everyone can contribute towards the building of a better working environment. Let each of us take baby steps to create a conducive place that encourages learning and growth!