Posted by Marley
When someone mentions the word ‘work’, are the first words that pop into your head: mandatory, boring, and repetitive? Not for us at Pulse, and truly it shouldn’t be that way for you either. Yes, work may be mandatory (if you want to 1. Make money and 2. Keep your job) but it does not have to be boring, nor does it have to seem repetitive or never-ending. At Pulse, we have seven cultural beliefs that we use to shape how we work and interact with our coworkers. Here’s how you can change the dynamic of your workspace into a more positive one, based on our cultural beliefs and values.
Make each day your masterpiece
Fostering a positive workplace environment begins with fostering the happiness and growth of each individual employee. Introducing creative processes into the average workday has been proven to significantly reduce cortisol (stress hormone) levels in the average adult. A reduction in stress and the introduction of creativity will also bring excitement into the office, thus improving productivity.
Perform every task with passion
Passion fuels confidence and creates excitement that is effortlessly contagious. Some even go as far as to cite passion as the key to success. David Lucatch, CEO of Yappn Corp. said, “The people I have seen achieve the greatest success in their professional and personal lives are passionate people that lead, support, and mentor others with that ‘zeal and zest’ for the work and people.” Introducing passionate individuals to your workplace environment will inspire others and soon passion will spread like wildfire through your office.
Make every experience count
Making every experience count can mean something different to every employee in your company. Whether it means working with excitement, putting positive spins on negative outcomes, or truly connecting with each customer; encouraging the office to pour meaning into every task will foster both passion and creativity within your business. Excitement is something that can be shared and creates organized value, not disarray.
Find your own solutions to each obstacle you encounter
Not all employees are good at solving their own problems. Often times, individuals in positions of leadership find themselves solving the problems of others for them. Encouraging your team to figure out solutions to their own issues instead of looking to others for the answer will promote the advancement of personal and professional growth.
Always pursue growth and learning
In life, you never stop learning, and the same goes for the workplace. A team member who is always striving towards growth through education will be happier, more humble and more valuable to the team. Likewise, information and continuous learning are like food for the mind, and consuming knowledge about the space in which you work and the tasks you do every day will ultimately allow you to improve your job performance; which could potentially lead to advancement within your place of work.
Serve others before yourself
To place the needs of others before the needs of yourself is a huge sacrifice, but at the end of the day will contribute hugely to successful communication and the collaborative culture of your workplace. Likewise, having strong servant leaders as a part of your team will guide followers to emulate the leader’s behavior, thereby prioritizing the needs of others above their own.
Collaborate and share the satisfaction of each win
To collaborate in the workplace is to create open communication among team members throughout every department and management level, which in turn increases the success of future communications regarding any matter. Not only does teamwork improve communication, but it allows everyone to benefit from the satisfaction of a win. At Pulse, we have an open office environment and actively encourage collaboration. When someone wins, everyone feels the rush of happiness and success because we’ve all worked together to make that win happen for us. For example, if we experience a loss, the weight of that loss is spread between the team. Any negative emotions are fleeting, quickly transforming into improvement to prevent any future losses.
Working in such a positive environment for a majority of the day truly does have a positive impact on your attitude and stress levels. Maybe even create some cultural beliefs of your own that fit the style and brand of your workplace. Remember: it takes 21 days to form a habit, and 90 days for that habit to become a lifestyle. Use those 21 days to create constructive and pragmatic habits that will lead your team to more success.