The Power of Positivity in the Workplace

It’s no secret that positivity has a transformative effect on people and how they function and here’s why: thoughts release chemicals in the brain that send messages to neurotransmitters. When levels of serotonin are normal, or a bit higher, we are happier. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that helps direct the brain, acting as the body’s natural reward system. External factors can affect people’s level of positivity as well. Have you ever noticed everyone seems happier when the sun is shining? That’s because natural sunlight is known to increase serotonin levels. Since most offices aren’t filled with a lot of natural light, these levels won’t be at their highest. Being conscious of promoting positivity in the workplace is crucial to for everyone to be their friendliest, work better as a team and be more productive.

Let’s take a look at how our thoughts affect us.

Negativity

  • Slows down how the brain functions
  • Makes it difficult to process thoughts and develop
  • Diminishes creativity
  • Decreases general activity levels
  • Impacts memory capacity
  • Increases mood swings

Positivity

  • Improves cognition and brain function
  • Increases focus
  • Improves ability to analyze and problem solver
  • Elevates creativity
  • Enhances moods and personalities
  • Increases productivity
  • Improves teamwork

When a work place practices positivity, associates are more caring towards each other and are interested in helping each other reach company goals. Teams treat each other with respect, which increases integrity and trust. When you improve relationships at work, it broadens your associate’s resources which amplify creativity. This improved working relationship enhances loyalty, bringing out the best in everyone. When everyone is performing at their best, a company achieves better financial performance, increased productivity and higher levels of customer satisfaction and associate engagement. Company’s who excel at this have a leadership who exemplifies the values it preaches, has a positive and supportive company culture, encourages training and education and simply shows appreciation.

At Poet’s Walk, a Spring Hills Memory Care Community, our primary objective is to cultivate positivity in the workplace to encourage loyalty and growth from within. We believe in our culture and we are dedicated to Caring with a Commitment to Quality. For more information on this aspect of our company culture, click here.