In our eBook on employee retention in Senior Living, Silversphere explains how employee turnover impacts your business through loss of knowledge and the financial encumbrance of replacing employees. Employers may not recognize an ongoing reality: Negativity in the workplace affects your employee turnover rates. Positive people cannot thrive happily in a negative workplace...
Here are 4 ways to prevent negativity in your work environment:
1. Facilitate Positivity in the Workplace
A workplace environment characterized by toxic emotional negativity will draw and retain toxic, negative people. Over time, negativity will inevitably drive away your most enthusiastic, optimistic, and capable people. On the other end of the spectrum, a workplace environment characterized by encouragement and positive feedback will drive away the negativity. Coworkers should focus on the positive impact they have on each other and be rewarded for keeping the dynamic constructive and successful. It is as simple as ignoring negative comments and walking away from someone who insists on complaining, and giving praise and attention to a staff member who is exhibiting positive behavior.