5 Reasons Why It’s Important To Hire People With A Positive Attitude
- Guest Author
- May 19, 2017
- Adaptability, Career Development, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Office Politics
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Positivity breeds positivity. As a matter of fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that positivity also breeds success.
The success of any business or company depends largely on the attitude its employees display in the workplace. Therefore, a positive attitude should be the first and foremost trait an employer should look for in a candidate when hiring.
Many people might argue that an individual’s skill set should be the deciding factor; however, it’s important to understand that skills can be taught and honed but attitude and temperament cannot be changed.
A person may have an excellent resume, complete with row after row of credentials and skills. But, if he or she does not have the right attitude, they can prove to be a setback, instead of being an asset for your organization.
Thus, hiring an employee with a positive ‘can do’ attitude is crucial because that determines how they will work together with their colleagues, communicate with your customers and contribute to the overall work environment.
Here are a few more reasons why it’s important to hire people with a positive attitude:
1. They believe in unity
People with positive attitudes have a beneficial effect on the culture of their work environments. They are supportive and reliable and are able to mesh well with their colleagues. The presence of such people strengthens unity and enhances teamwork.
People with such optimistic attitudes also possess excellent leadership qualities due to their ability to communicate their ideas and opinions clearly while being able to successfully solicit constructive suggestions from their teammates.
Instead of making personal benefit their top priority, they try to bring everyone together to work towards mutual success that benefits the company as a whole. They tackle challenges head on and work together to find solutions to overcome those challenges.
Furthermore, teamwork implies that everyone’s input goes into each project and this promotes equity, enthusiasm, and camaraderie, which is imperative for maintaining a motivated workforce.
2. They get things done
Another reason you would want to hire employees with a ‘can do’ attitude is that they are driven by ambition and are natural problem solvers. No challenge or obstacle can wane their spirits. They are always ready to tackle challenges and their flexible approach gets them around the roadblocks in their way.
They are eager to learn new things, and readily accept the various developments in their field. This way, they not only expand their own skillset but also apply their knowledge for improvements in the company’s products or try to improve the systems.
Moreover, they take initiatives that stretch beyond their core roles and boost productivity within their departments to augment their company’s progress.
3. They lift team spirits
A positive attitude is infectious and causes others to also want to emulate the same positivity. An employee with a flexible attitude will keep an open mind and would be more accepting of everyone else’s opinions.
Moreover, such people are also capable of offering a well-rounded perspective regarding work related challenges and make it easier to take complicated decisions. This, in turn, enhances productivity which can go a long way in lifting team spirits, hence, assisting in the overall betterment of the workplace.
4. They appreciate small victories
People who sport a positive attitude tend to appreciate the journey that takes them or their companies to the peak of the proverbial ladder of success. They understand that no matter how lofty their ambitions or how enormous the goals are, they cannot be attained without facing hurdles.
This requires consistency and motivation; therefore, employees with positive attitudes embrace the hardships along the way and appreciate the small accomplishments.
They take these small wins and use them as incentives to work even harder and reach new heights. This, consequently, inspires the rest of the workers to put in extra effort as well and strive to achieve the end goal together.
5. They steer clear of negativity
The biggest reason for preferring an optimistic attitude over a fancy resume is that such employees are habitual of steering clear of negativity. These people avoid rumors and gossip, and try to keep to themselves, because they know that such things cause inefficiency, decrease productivity levels and result in an overall loss of focus.
They understand that such controversial occurrences deteriorate office environment and also have a negative impact on the relationships between the co-workers. This, in turn, reduces productivity and makes the overall atmosphere toxic.
A positive attitude improves teamwork and that in itself promotes productivity. Hiring people who can work well with others is essential to building a good, coherent “office clock” in which all the cogs work together to make magic happen.
Therefore, every organization’s main goal should be to build a team that comprises positive and pragmatic individuals who are committed to excellence, can work hard, drive decisions into results and create tangible outcomes.
So, the next time you are hiring, remind yourself of the benefits of hiring for the right attitude over the right skill, and you won’t be disappointed!
Audrey Throne is a blogger by choice and profession. She loves to read and write about different aspects related to technology and medical. She is currently working as a blogger for www.braintest.com, providing dementia testing online.
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