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How to Create a Positive Company Culture – One Employee at a Time

Believe it or not, one of the most important things on the minds of job applicants today is finding opportunities to work with companies that have an attractive and positive company culture. The culture of a company can make a world of difference to the overall job satisfaction that most candidates feel upon employment.

Whether you’re trying to actively recruit or simply want to improve the morale of your existing employees as you are trying to accomplish more with fewer staff members to do the job; it’s more important now than it’s ever been before to create a positive culture within your corporate structure.

Here are a few small moves you can make that will have a huge impact on your efforts.

Practice Positive Affirmations

Have you ever noticed how being around a negative person can just bring your entire outlook down a peg or two? Even people who are generally upbeat and positive are impacted by the presence of a truly negative person. In contrast, when you’re around people who are perpetually positive – this positive energy flows freely across the organization.

Positivity is just as contagious as negativity.

If you want to see big changes in attitudes and results in your company; try practicing a few positive affirmations throughout the corporate ladder.

Ideas for Developing a Positive Workplace

You’ve probably heard quite a bit about affirmations in the past few years. However, few people truly understand how powerful and self-fulfilling these affirmations are. That’s why it’s so important to be positive in thoughts, words, and actions. These things all serve, in their own rights, as affirmations.

If you’re trying to make these statements highly effective for the sake of your business you should keep them:

  • In the present tense
  • Positive in nature
  • Personal

Of course, making positive affirmations for the sake of your business is all well and good but the real changes come along when the entire staff is looking to the future with positive thoughts and energy taking them there. It’s truly an amazing thing to experience that will serve your company well for many years to come.

Encourage Employees to Find Reasons for Everything

Purpose is positive most of the time. Employees need purpose. They need goals. They need to know what their jobs are and how to accomplish them to the standards of the company. People in general want to do good jobs. They want to feel as if they’re skilled at their jobs and make a positive contribution in return for their weekly salaries.

Give employees clearly defined goals and responsibilities. Help them set ambitious (but achievable) milestones and then give them the tools, training, and equipment to accomplish them. Do this and you’ll have a company culture that is filled with happy and positive forward-thinking employees on your hands.

Tess Taylor

Tess Taylor is the Founder and CEO of HR Knows

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