How can an employer create an upbeat workplace? By not telling people to be positive.
Happy people are more productive. No idea why some people still feel this is too much of a hippy dippy concept for their organisations.
Research certainly suggests that people thrive in positive and supportive spaces: they are happy and satisfied; they are motivated and optimistic, setting higher goals and working harder and longer; they are creative; they are less likely to burn out and more likely to stick with a company or project. But can you actually create positivity by mandating it?
Turns out though that just telling people to be happy/positive doesn't really work.