Positive culture increases productivity, Thrive Global article says

October 16, 2019

The Surprising Force Leaders Can Use To Increase Productivity And Profit (Right Now)” outlines the organizational value of creating a positive culture.

The Thrive Global article argues that no amount of perks can cancel the negative affects of a high-pressure, stress-inducing culture. Instead, leaders should model and encourage positive behavior to drive employee wellbeing and engagement, the article says.

The article cites a study in the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) co-authored by Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) co-founder and core faculty Kim S. Cameron, the William Russell Kelly Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations at Michigan Ross.

Thrive Global highlights three steps leaders can take to create a positive culture: Establish work-life boundaries, show empathy and take an interest in team members’ personal lives.