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Five Ways to Create a Positive Work Environment

Negativity can be the downfall of even the most talented teams.  Over the past 18 years as a consultant, I’ve worked with many organizations that had great people, quality products or services, and innovative ideas, but the environment in which they worked was filled with so much negativity, they weren’t able to reach their full […]

Negativity can be the downfall of even the most talented teams.  Over the past 18 years as a consultant, I’ve worked with many organizations that had great people, quality products or services, and innovative ideas, but the environment in which they worked was filled with so much negativity, they weren’t able to reach their full potential.

Creating a positive work environment is not simply something that feels good, it’s a key driver in the success and performance of the individuals and teams that make up the organization. 

If you think of the most enjoyable work experiences you’ve had, and the most successful teams you’ve been a part of in your life, you’ll probably notice that the environment in which you worked was positive.

In the video below, I share these five specific tips for how to create a positive work environment:

1)  Stop Complaining

2)  Listen to Each Other

3)  Stop Gossiping

4)  Have Fun Together

5)  Appreciate One Another

I give examples and tips about each of these ideas in the video.  Feel free to check it out, share it with others, and integrate these principles with your team to create the most positive work environment possible.

Questions? Thoughts? Feel free to post to the original blog post.

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