How to Elevate Your Culture at Work

“If you walk down the street and smile at someone, that will get passed on to the next person. That has the power to change someone’s day.” 

                        – Julianna Margulies


The culture at your workplace is basically the combination of how everyone consistently behaves toward each other. 

How mindful are you of the contribution you are making to this culture?

Do you smile more often than you frown?

Do you encourage people more often than you complain to/about them?

Do you genuinely listen and understand others more often than you judge or make assumptions about them?

How do you treat people when you’re stressed?

The health of a culture boils down to how much people trust each other.

Trust is built in the little moments we consistently repeat. 

Trust is the only thing that holds relationships together.

Trust is that feeling that we are safe and accepted.

What if you decided to make a daily practice of ensuring that the people you interact with feel just a little bit more valued and accepted after each interaction with you?

Smile. Your influence is more powerful than you might think.  🙂


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