National Positive Thinking Day: Benefits in the Workplace
National Positive Thinking Day
Positive thinking and positive reinforcement are major aspects of self-confidence, leading to someone’s happiness and wellbeing in both their personal and work life. Today, on National Positive Thinking Day, Rymax Marketing Services Inc. would like to remind everyone about the importance of positive thinking and positive reinforcement throughout the office. These two integral aspects of the workplace feed off of each other and promote employees to perform to their highest potential. Positive reinforcement, an underrated and underutilized form of motivation, can have much more positive outcomes in the workplace as opposed to fear or threats, which are extremely detrimental to any office environment. However, positive reinforcement and positive thinking aren’t only useful for the workplace, you can expect to see real results in the outside world as well.
- Gaining Confidence: Do you want your employees or coworkers to be more confident in themselves and their work? The best way to do that is by letting them know when they do a good job. Don’t just harp on the negatives, if they exceed expectations make a point of telling them they did so. The same goes double for the recipient of that compliment. If you receive credit for your work don’t forget it! And more importantly don’t forget what you did well that got you recognition in the first place. Confidence is one of the most crucial characteristics to have in an office and this will give you or your employee the confidence to continue working creatively and productively.
- Improving Morale: There are few things that deflate a person more than hearing their hard work was not well done or not receiving recognition for their hard work at all. The best way to encourage positive thinking and as a result, improve the workplace morale, is with positive reinforcement. When people’s ideas and work are recognized, they are more inclined to work harder and be happier while doing it. The simple act of acknowledging someone’s contribution can have an outstanding impact on how much they feel appreciated and utilized on the job. So don’t shun coworkers or employees’ ideas with indifference, let them know their opinion is valued, even if it isn’t the direction you want to head in.
- Behavior Encouragement: Some might call this a form of conditioning but either way there is no denying its effectiveness. The ability to reinforce positive actions so that they are repeated is a direct result of positive reinforcement and positive thinking. By continuing to praise hard work and good results, you encourage your coworkers or employees to continue working hard and being productive. Not only are you getting the results you want out of your employees, but helping your employees by teaching them what kind of work will earn them success in the workplace.
So the next time you see someone working tediously on a project that’s producing results, don’t forget to let them know they did good job. And if you receive credit for your hard work, make sure you remember how successful you can be when you put your mind to it. Encouraging this kind of positive reinforcement and positive thinking creates a great company culture that sets you up for success.