Work takes up the majority of our daily lives causing more challenges and stress. Some companies have taken notice and increased company morale by offering more perks. But not every business is equal, so how can we create a positive work environment for ourselves?

The attitude we take to work plays a significant role for the people around you in the workplace. The suggestions below can help improve overall workplace behavior by influencing others to make positive changes from modeling the behavior we want to see.

Here are 5 Ways to Create A More Positive Work Environment

Give lots of encouragement

  • I truly appreciate the way you…
  • I’m so impressed with…
  • You’re really great at…

Show appreciation

Thanking a colleague for something they did is a great way to boost people’s moods. Be specific why you are thanking them, and be sure to copy their boss as well. 

Spread kindness

Smiling and say “Hello” to twice as many people as you usually do will instantly brighten everyone’s day. 

Change the way you react

When someone opposes you about something at work, think about their prospective first instead of instantly getting defensive.

Be Active

Get your blood pumping. If you primarily sit all day for your job, be sure to get up and get outside or walk around the building throughout the day. This will help keep your mind and body happy. 

Attitudes are contagious. Staying positive and spreading positivity within the workplace will increase office morale and encourage everyone to create a more positive work environment. 

If, after trying out these five tips, work is still giving you negative vibes, it’s time to move on. But make sure your next move is emailing us to review your resume so you can find a job that better suits your positive attitude.