Workplaces are naturally a challenge to keep energy positive. You’re essentially bringing people together to do things they don’t necessarily want to do with people they might not want to do it with.
Especially if management is ineffective, things can get out of hand, gossip can be whispered, and enemies made. So how do we keep the energy positive in our workplace?
1. Communicate effectively with your coworkers.
Keyword is ‘effectively.’ I’m sure we’ve all been in a work setting where coworkers and supervisors don’t communicate well. In the absence of good communication you find conflict, gossip, and negative energy. It’s more than communicating your own thoughts and needs to your coworkers or employees, but making sure you’re doing what you can to help them talk to each other. When you hear gossip or complaints, get the two parties together to talk it out. The energy of the workplace will improve.