Co-workers are disconnected and morale seems low. Instead of understanding one another, employees use blame as their default response. These are signs of low levels of positive emotions in the workplace.
Joy, interest, and pride are positive emotions. Studies show that when we experience more positive emotions than negative emotions during our day, life satisfaction increases. Positive emotions are contagious and create an upward spiral that can transform the workplace.
Micro-minutes of positive emotion each day help us to increase productivity, promote creativity, and improve our resiliency. Maintaining a higher ratio of positive to negative experiences is one of the most important practices in improving our well being, both at home and at work.
The Positive Emotions workshop explores the roles, benefits, and consequences of positive and negative emotions in the workplace. We discuss the criteria for creating a flourishing team by brainstorming ways to increase positive emotions at work.