Whether you’re a cashier in a grocery store or the CEO of a grocery store, your attitude is crucial to your success. In a time where more than 4.7 million people work a remote or hybrid schedule, it is more important than ever to show positive character as things can easily be misinterpreted and ultimately affect your future in your company.

Your attitude may be what sets you apart from your competition. It might help you ace the interview or land the promotion. We spend 40+ hours per week away from our loved ones and if you’re feeling negative, it can impact your attitude outside of work as well. Studies have shown that having a positive attitude can aid in reducing stress levels, boosting productivity, and increasing resiliency.  It can increase your energy levels and encourage you to take advantage of new opportunities. If you’re feeling bored at work or like you need a challenge, adopting a positive mindset can encourage you to think outside of the box and give you the boost you’ve been looking for. If you work in a service position, greeting customers is a must. A simple, “Hi, how are you doing today?” can go a long way. Without customers, there would be no business, and without business, there would be no jobs available. So, customers indirectly pay your wage. Be nice to them. We’ve all heard the term, “the customer is always right,” which technically isn’t always true, but the customer should always feel heard.

Always working hard and doing your best will only help you in the long run. Someday you may be in a job search and if you maintained a positive relationship with your managers and coworkers, they are likely to offer themselves as a reference. It also comes in handy when you are up for a promotion or applying for a higher role within your company. The hiring manager may ask around the office for comments on your character and work ethic and if you continually maintain a positive attitude, they are likely to provide positive feedback.

If you are in a management role, having a positive attitude can directly impact productivity amongst your employees. Studies show that 82% of workers would consider quitting their job because of bad management. How you approach situations relating to your employees can either encourage them to perform their best or belittle them and probably cause them to make mistakes. Your attitude can drastically improve or hinder the culture in your workplace which becomes a domino effect. How employees are treated is prevalent to a new hire and it may impact their stay. Adopting a positive attitude can decrease turnover and help you to retain and attract top talent for open jobs.

If you find yourself in a negative mindset, try to identify what it is that is making you unhappy. If it is an outside source, try leaving it at the door. You should feel comfortable setting your problems aside in your workplace so you can perform your best at your job. If your negativity stems from something inside the workplace try speaking up to change whatever it is. If you feel you simply need a change or would like a new culture, it may seem fit to begin a job search. It’s okay to need a change, but make sure you actively search for a new opportunity or before you know it, it is 3 years later, and you are still unhappy, and it is affecting your work and home life.

If you find yourself in this position with no idea where to begin give us a call at (518) 275-4816 or check out our website to explore our open jobs. You may find something of interest!