Positively Productive: 4 Ways Leaders Can Promote Performance Through Positivity in the Workplace
Three Ways to Get Employee Performance In Check
Negative emotions are the enemy of performance.
It should come as no surprise that leaders have the ability to shape the culture of a workplace. So what can leaders begin to do to create environments that decrease negative emotions while increasing the positive ones?
Meditation, Yoga and Behavior Science: Some Sarcasm and Science on "Behavioral Xanax"
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states workloads already account for 46 percent of all workplace stress incidents, so how do you improve performance that is a core part of business without increasing stress behaviors in your colleagues? First ensure leadership expectations are reasonable, then try these few fast remedies, from Robert Mager’s Analyzing Performance Problems book, to increase desired performance.
“How can we expand our lens and use these practices to serve others?” After all, there’s a reason yoga and meditation have become a growing trend- the reinforcement system is off the hook (is that how the kids say it?). My rigorous N=1 study (that’s me) has confirmed and replicated the same findings several times each week: yoga and meditation are critical to our stress response, focus and overall sense of wellbeing. But we are still, at our core, scientists. We must not dare rely on the millions of people trekking to yoga and meditation studios in the rain and snow to get a dose of automatic reinforcement (or is it escape-maintained?). Just kidding. Yes we can. But wouldn’t it be great to have the data, operational definitions, a conceptually systematic approach anyway?