You certainly don’t need to be reminded of the trouble our organizations are in these days. Let’s instead shift our focus to what managers can do to counter the dark cloud hanging around too many workplaces.
It’s time managers take matters into their own hands and bring optimism to the work environment influencing their teams’ performance. But what is workplace optimism? Is it happiness? Is it viewing the world through the proverbial rose-tinted glasses? I suppose for some it could be. However, that is not what I’m advocating.
Workplace optimism is a dimension of the company or team’s culture. For this post, we’ll focus on workplace optimism at the team level. Using Dov Seidman’s “Five How’s of Culture” framework, workplace optimism is a cultural dimension of “How we relate” to one another and our work