Fast Facts: Positive Psychology in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM PT, 1:00 PM ET

Leadership that encourages employees to practice gratitude and appraise workplace stressors as opportunities rather than obstacles can promote connection, enhance performance and foster a better working environment. Communication between health professionals, the employee and leadership has been proven to be integral in return-to-work success.

Workplace Stress as an Opportunity for Employee Growth 
By viewing stressors, such as projects with short deadlines, as growth opportunities, we can alleviate workplace distress. Stressors that promote personal achievement lead to: 

  • Higher job satisfaction
  • Higher organizational commitment
  • Lower turnover 

Gratitude Leads to Workplace Satisfaction 
Practicing gratitude makes work meaningful through increasing enjoyment and engagement and can include:  

  • Acknowledging your best qualities
  • Utilizing those qualities

Leadership Increases Productivity 
Good leadership is comprised of integrity, intelligence and energy. An equal contribution of these three qualities creates a leader that fosters productivity. Personal resources contribute to effective leadership as well, these include:

  • Experience
  • Education
  • Character  

Effective Communication Facilitates Return to Work 
Communication and collaboration in the workplace are essential to assisting a productive, faster and more productive return to work. Introducing individuals back to work requires understanding and acceptance between: 

  • Health Professionals  
  • Company Leadership
  • Employee
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