Monday, May 2, 2011

Getting Positive Attitude At Work

Positive attitude

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities. ~ Sir Walter Scott

Your attitude determines your happiness and success at work. A positive attitude is the right way to work and it offers you many benefits and advantages:

  1. Willing to change: When there is a change, there is progress. Be receptive to changes at the workplace. Look for the benefits of the changes that are taking place around you. When you accept changes you are also making progress.

  1. Accept criticism with an open mind: Just think about it, if there is no criticism, it means   people are not bother with you. When they care for you, they enlighten and you have to look at yourself critically and amend your way of doing things. 

  1. Welcome problems: You can only show how good you are by solving problems. The negative response is to start complaining about them. A problem is a golden opportunity for you to showcase your creativity and resourcefulness. They more problems you can solve the more confident you will be.   

A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any      problem a more pleasant experience. ~ Grant Fairley

  1. Create values for the company: Always seek improvement for the company, reduce cost or improve margin. You can also suggest ways to run the operation more efficiently and effectively. Don’t be complacent.    

  1. Getting trusted:  The most crucial aspect of your career is getting trusted. If others cannot count on you, you will not be given important assignments and your job is as good as gone.  Avoid getting into an attitude of couldn’t-care-less; be trusted to advance your career.

  1. Learning new skills:  Be willing to learn new skills and make yourself more valuable at the workplace.  Technology advancements require you to keep up with new methods of doing things. The only way to be ahead and stay ahead is to adopt an attitude of continuous learning.

  1. Be interested in others: If you don’t get interested in others, how would you get others to be interested in you? When you show a genuine interest in others you can get things done smoothly through them. You may be the boss, but they will do things wholeheartedly and willingly. 

  1. Keep your boss posted: Do not just do your work and ignore the boss. Keep him posted about what you do and send him advance notice of impending issues so that he can be prepared. When you keep your boss notified about what you do, you allow your boss to notice you. When you are noticed you open up many  opportunities,  

  1. Communicate effectively: It is essential to communicate precisely, fully and clearly at the workplace. Ambiguity creates misunderstanding, confusion and getting the wrong things done. Be very clear about the message that you wish to convey.

  1. Approachable: Put on a smiling face when you are at work. Project a friendly image and be sincere when you deal with others. Avoid thinking of your personal problems while at work.

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. ~ Kahlil Gibran

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