Positive thinking improves wellness, productivity and morale. Just one positive influence in an office changes the environment for the better, so imagine the impact of culture which naturally encourages and inspires positive thinking and actions. Here’s how you can help to create a culture of positive thinking
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
—Leo Buscaglia – American author and motivational speaker
Every day we’re asked “how are you?” or simply “you OK?”, how do you respond?
Whenever we ask this question the usual response will be something similar to “not bad” or “can’t complain”.
Although these responses aren’t totally negative, they’re not particularly upbeat either.
Answering the same question with “I’m great thanks, how are you!?” is much more positive and will also encourage the person asking the question to reciprocate your positivity.
It may sound like a small thing, but this situation occurs numerous times daily between many employees and so reciprocity will spread throughout the workforce quickly.
Simply using more positive words in everyday situations works too: