20-07-2018

How Employee Attitudes Affect Workplace Productivity

Most employers sense intuitively that the attitudes of their employees have a huge impact on workplace productivity.

Attitudes help to develop the prevailing workplace environment that determines employee morale, productivity, and team-building abilities. Understanding how positive and negative attitudes affect the workplace is an important point in creating a harmonious workplace.

So there is no scientific proof that there is a tangible productivity benefit to having a happy workplace. Here are a few insights into just how that happens:

A positive workplace attitude encourages creativity because employees feel that their ideas will contribute to the success of the organization.

Negative attitude destroys the workplace and nobody can survive in the negative workplace so it blocks the way of success..on the other hand, positive workplace smoothes the way of success and gives confidence to everyone.

Attitude is contagious. That’s especially true for negative attitudes, and it works to create a culture that’s directly detrimental to productivity. The more negative the culture, the more likely employees are to devote time to backstabbing, complaining, gossiping, etc. Many people’s said that they had such witnessed childish behavior in the workplace. That’s especially harmful in environments where employees must work in teams because unhappy employees are less likely to put effort toward social norms like compromise and active listening. In addition, people devote more energy toward maintaining a negative attitude than a positive one. In other words, unhappy employees spend more time thinking about their mood than happy employees.

Having a positive attitude helps in motivating employees to overcome obstacles that they may face during the course of their job. It also determines the way they see the world around them. The moment they are successful in overcoming obstacles, they are motivated to move forward.

A negative attitude leads to a turnover and a loss of experienced staff members, which degrades the company's ability to grow.

Negative attitude surrounds allover and vanishes positive attitude. The best example is a box of mango with one rotten mango which affects all ripe mangoes. It acts as a poison for all other mangoes. Same as it is one or two peoples affects good people and also on the workplace environment.

How Negativity Impacts a Workplace –

1) Lackluster performance

2) Unwillingness to work collaboratively

3) Dismal outlook

4) Unwillingness to try new things

5) Reduced energy levels

6) Depressive feelings

7) Reduced quality of work product

8) Poor customer engagement

9) Difficulty overcoming obstacles

How to Decrease Negativity –

1) Don’t allow gossip or cliquish behavior to thrive

2) Express appreciation for a job well done

3) Share credit

4) Celebrate successes

You can also increase the odds of having a positive workforce by recruiting people with positive outlooks. Question future candidates about how they handle disappointment and setbacks and whether they enjoy team-working environments.

In conclusion, a positive attitude at work is beneficial not only to the organization but also to the employees on an individual basis. The negative attitude may change or if not working then stop wasting time on them.

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