Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Build a Positive Work Environment

Editor's note: The next two Daily Prism posts will feature an excerpt for a daily contemplation on how to be a happier person. The original essay posted in Thrive Global, is based on a quote from the late Muhammed Ali: 
“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”

Not only can positive thinking influence your own attitude, it also exudes to those around you. Look no further than real estate mogul and Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran to see the importance of both your own positivity and that of those around you. She says of her former company The Corcoran Group:

“I built the business exactly the way my mother built and ran her family. I wanted a replication of the big, happy family I grew up in. I wanted happy people having fun.”

The result? Barbara created New York City’s largest real estate company that she sold for a whopping $66 million in 2001. Even more compelling is a 2015 study from the University of Warwick, which found that happy employees are 12% more productive, while unhappy employees are 10% less productive at work. Building a positive work environment makes people want to be there and work hard for you every single day.

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