Maintaining a positive attitude at work is harder when you are frequently facing challenges and deadlines.
However, projecting a positive attitude is important for strengthening interpersonal relations or social skills at work.
In the workplace, you will be interacting with various people all day and having a strong interpersonal relation give you’re the ability to develop a relationship with people at work.
One of the major ways how positive attitude can affect interpersonal relations with people at work is that it can be infectious.
The tendency of to think positively and approach each task with a ‘can do’ attitude therefore influence others to react the same.
For instance, when collaborating on the same project, those involved will have the same expectation of completing the project on time and will find no excuse for not getting it done.
And much like those with positive attitude, those who harbour negative thoughts and project negative attitude however, will also have negative effects on others causing poor attitudes to spill over.
In addition to this, by sharing the same attitude and values, it can also deepen the way we communicate with the people at work.
Communication is important for growth of relationship among people. Those who project positive attitude tend to exhibit good interpersonal relations with others.
This will therefore allow them work more effectively and productively.
Those with negative attitude on the other hand tend to shut down or avoid interacting with others.
Positive attitude is not limited to developing the state of mind, but it also encompasses positive body language including staying away from gossips, never criticizing others, not complaining and prioritizing teamwork.
In strengthening interpersonal relations, these positive attitudes will help keep the working environment safe as everyone will be respectful towards one another.
Maintaining a positive attitude means that you are a team player and a professional.