Article by Herb Kimble.

Your attitude in the workplace can be a benefit or a hindrance. Are you spreading good, positive energy or are you letting your negative tendencies take hold? Maybe there are others on staff who allow their negativity to spread.

How we face these challenges influences our office culture, and our personal aura. The defining quality of excellent management is grace under pressure. Are you spreading good vibes?

Show gratitude

Gratitude is one of the most important parts of doing business, and thankfulness goes a long way. When people feel your appreciation, they begin to feel important to the company and that their mission is meaningful. These feelings translate into productivity and happier employees.

Use positive messaging

Words are like trees in the workplace, they hang over the staff all day long and your words matter. Are you creating an environment that fosters collaboration or one where employees are stressed and dreading the next meeting? You might ask yourself: do people want to hear what you have to say? If you’ve got the attention of enthusiastic ears then you know you’re making a positive impact.

Don’t forget that positivity also helps people feel validated, and leads to passionate discussions amongst equals.

Appreciate the Small Victories

Every business milestone took steps to achieve. They don’t happen magically, and it’s important to acknowledge the work it took to get to your end goal. Acknowledging the smaller steps, and those involved, give employees some motivation to work toward. Recognition is a powerful tool for spreading office positivity.

Bio: Herb Kimble is both an entrepreneur and a film and television producer. His roots as an accomplished actor gave him a passion for the arts. Today, Herb Kimble is co-founder of CineFocus Productions and launching Urban Flix, an inclusive streaming company based in Los Angeles.