7 Characteristics of a Positive Work Environment
I originally posted this article on LinkedIn last month and wanted to share it here on beBee as well. Please let me know your thoughts and feedback!
As a knowledge author, content writer and editor for many years, many people have asked me to write about their corporate culture, industry specific articles, ideal workplace, negativity at work, good companies to work for, how to spot one and get hired. Well, in this article I will be sharing some timeless values that I learned in the past 8 years of my corporate life.
I’m truly grateful for all the opportunities I got to enhance my skills professionally and personally. They say,
"You may not remember how much money you made during your career, but you’ll remember every person that opened a door for you."
This is so true! I remember all the people who went out of their way to help me as well as pull me down. So, let’s stop and see some of the common set of traits or characteristics that a healthy workplace possesses or exhibits:
A positive work environment is what everyone strives to meet. It is not something that is already there. One has to create it (with his/her bare hands). I have learned that establishing daily positive interactions lead to positive long-lasting relationships. By taking extra initiative, practicing gratitude and seeking knowledge helps promote confidence, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking. We perform best when we love what we are doing and satisfied with our jobs. That’s when we feel great to come to work every day.
Negative influences are everywhere. Complaining comes naturally and easily to many. They are quick to react instead of responding practically or sensibly, which gets them into unwanted trouble and situations that they cannot handle. When you learn to focus on your performance, be the best at what you do, face everything and rise, that's when you stop being upset by what your peers or leaders are doing wrong. I have also seen employees and managers (who are chronic whiners and complainers) being asked to leave as they were not willing to contribute to a positive work culture.
A positive work environment will always promote trust and make everyone in the organization feel welcomed and heard. Leaders will invite partnership and acknowledge others’ ideas, suggestions, and implement new and innovative solutions to solve challenges. That’s when employees feel confident to contribute and become united in order to achieve company’s mission, vision, values, and goals. Transparency, open communication, attention to detail, and strong work ethics are what promote a positive environment at work.
Management and employees need to come together accepting and bearing differences in perspective and working styles. They need to be accountable for instilling positive attitudes, communicating clearly and effectively at all times. This will ensure similar behavior in the future where everyone in the team is ready to go that extra mile without worrying about being recognized for the efforts put in.
I may not have everything in life compared to others my age or tenure, but I’m happy where I am today because of the situations and experiences I’ve had. I’ve learned to focus on the best part of my day and new things that I learned rather than reacting to difficult situations. I train, adapt and respond carefully when handling with situations. I am straight-forward, believe in embracing diversity and always have the courage to do things differently.
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About The Author:
Sharon is a Content Writer with iPlace USA. She has deep experience writing about strategic business management, recruiting, marketing, and human resources. She started her writing career as a knowledge author, editing and contributing to technical articles, then moved on to writing about a wide variety of topics covering a worldwide audience. Having worked in the corporate sector for many years, she enjoys writing about business, innovation, management, recruiting, and employee empowerment. Here, at iPlace, she gets to share her knowledge and passion on these topics with American small and medium-sized businesses. She enjoys reading, shopping, traveling, cycling, recycling, and making people laugh.