November 27th, 2012

The Importance of a Positive Work Attitude

Author: Right Management

Have you ever noticed that the employees with the most positive attitudes in the workplace have the most friends? People want to be around those who make them feel better about themselves. Employees with positive attitudes tend to be more productive employees because they always see the accompanying opportunity with every challenge. Things are seldom as bad as you think they are: Research shows that only eight percent of the things we worry about are worth being concerned about. People with positive work attitudes know this, therefore they do not waste time worrying, and they expend their energies on more positive activities. There are several benefits to having a positive work attitude, and many ways to cultivate a positive work attitude.

Benefits of Having a Positive Work Attitude

  • Better for your mental health because you are better able to cope with stressful situations at work [link to Stressed Out on the Job? Relief is on the Way!].
  • Ability to inspire and motivate self and others.
  • Ability to turn every challenge into an opportunity, or make less than ideal situations into better ones.
  • Seen as role models and garner more respect.
  • Other employees around you will also adopt a positive work attitude making it easier for everyone to get along in the workplace.
  • Perceived as a leader and get more special projects to work on.
  • You expect positive outcomes and results, and you usually get them, resulting in more success at work.
  • Ability to stick to activities and see them through.
  • Resilience – ability to bounce back from setbacks.
  • Stronger immune system.

How to Cultivate a Positive Work Attitude

  • Take responsibility for your own life.
  • Prepare for the day’s activity at a reasonable pace.
  • Think about all the positive things you expect to accomplish during the day and always expect the best.
  • Smile and laugh often – it’s powerful and relaxes the whole body. Go to comedy clubs, take “laughter yoga” classes and read comic books.
  • Develop a habit of using only positive language.
  • Surround yourself with positive people.
  • Perform your work with passion and enthusiasm.
  • Always give thanks, acknowledge a job well done, and celebrate successes, even the small ones.
  • Look for the good in every bad/challenging situation.
  • Eat healthy.

Each week take a couple of items on the list to cultivate a positive work attitude and practice until they become second nature to you.

25 Responses to “The Importance of a Positive Work Attitude”

  1. Richelle on April 15, 2013 4:05 am


  2. Ruth Iheanacho on June 12, 2013 6:44 am

    Very interesting I love them. thanks for sharing

  3. George on June 17, 2013 1:41 pm

    these words will help to build our society if we put them into our everyday practice. Thank you-:)

  4. Mohmmad perwez Ansari on September 18, 2013 9:12 am

    good solution

  5. Rosie Wilson The Bahamas on September 22, 2013 6:08 am

    Great article, simply put and to the point. I am going to share them with my co-workers

  6. Yakime Brown on September 30, 2013 9:13 am

    2013-09-30 13:13:47”Surround yourself with positive people.” This is such an affirmation, and I have seen how, by following this, my life has been positively impacted. I was always told growing up that you will really know a person by the company he or she keeps. A I grew to maturity I really tried to surround myself with like-minded people; individuals that reflect positivity in their speech and conduct/actions. I”ve found that it is quite energizing and refreshing, especially in these difficult times we live in.

  7. Christopher oyo John on October 4, 2013 5:28 pm

    I love that article! Great job. Thanks very much for that. I will pass it to my frends

  8. James on November 15, 2013 12:43 pm

    Boy is it hard! When bosses won”t listen to simply problems, then they turn to bigger problems. Like Bad Attitudes towards work!

  9. christian cliff ogbonna on December 23, 2013 5:24 am

    Is a good one and helpful.

  10. christian cliff ogbonna on December 27, 2013 9:14 am

    I love that.

  11. Michael L on January 10, 2014 6:47 am

    Thanks a lot. I will do my best to keep the sunshine in all the time. Cheers

  12. Jambar Teambuilding on April 9, 2014 2:57 am

    Hi there, thanks for the article. Precise and concise. Thanks!

  13. Arvind Tyagi on April 24, 2014 1:31 pm

    Really it is wonderful article. Thanks . It helped me to come out my mental situation .

  14. Henry O. Hanson PhD on May 20, 2014 11:24 am

    Good Article. I find it helpful to always remember that everyone you meet is working on some kind of problem. They don’t need ME to be another one.

  15. samuel on August 28, 2014 4:43 am

    This is a wonderful article that awakens one’s inbuilt potentials to productivity.

  16. kunle on August 28, 2014 4:59 am

    The article is a mental alertness message and a booster to employee productivity. Thanks

  17. jonathan on September 27, 2014 9:40 am

    thank you

  18. dumebi eze on October 10, 2014 6:05 pm

    This Is a vert Nice article

  19. dumebi eze on October 10, 2014 6:06 pm

    This Is a very Nice article.

  20. Laurie Ann Wilamowski on October 13, 2014 4:29 pm

    Very inspiring and uplifting article meant to awaken creative potential.

  21. Tara on October 27, 2014 9:52 pm

    Positive Thinking

  22. amy on January 2, 2015 12:13 pm

    I had never heard of laughter yoga till this article. I know that is one thing that would really help me. I am considered “rough around the edges” and don’t smile hardly at all. thanks for the idea!

  23. Rose on January 29, 2015 4:11 am

    So inspired, thank you very much.

  24. ben ibezim lawrence on January 29, 2015 4:32 am

    if every employee adhere strictly to some of these tips work environment will be interesting. It is inspiring and is capable of bringing out ones potential in a work place.

  25. Maria Pitharouli on February 2, 2015 11:56 am

    a great reminder of what we tend to forget during a busy day at work!

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