5 Steps for Creating an Awesome Work Environment

by | Mar 27, 2015

When you are trying to keep your focus on getting your job done in the most creative, fun, and joyful way possible, office drama and gossip can be very distracting.  Therefore, transcending this is a must if you want to enjoy your day and your work environment.

Group business people in office.


First, be calm, and have confidence in yourself.  Remember, a flourishing career requires forming lasting relationships with other professionals.  Calm, self-confidence is the first step in relating well to others.  [Tweet "Confidence comes from that place of authentic happiness within you. "]

You must first feel love for the most important person in your life…YOU!  You must feel the kind of love that allows you to acknowledge and enjoy your talents, abilities, and skills.

I am not talking about conceit or narcissism, which are not love-based at all. Truly loving yourself comes from a deep internal well of joy It gives you the ability to step away from the fear that often comes with a negative work environment.  It permits you to see the talents and positive traits of others, while having the strength and insight to know how to respond during difficult situations.

Crazy day at the office

The quickest way to gain self-confidence at work is to keep your agreements with others, as well as promises you make to yourself.  Make it part of your job to feel great every day, be grateful, and honor yourself by following these 5 important steps:

 Step 1.   Focus on your goals.  This is the key to your success!

Get laser focused on what you need to do to accomplish your goals. Don’t get sidetracked from your work’s purpose.  Busy yourself by sticking to the list of actions you must take to make it happen.

[Tweet "If you’re busy and focused, you are simply not available for unwanted drama. "]

Of course, this requires you to politely let others know that you have deadlines to meet, even if they are self-imposed.  Let them know that you are only available for productive activities and discussions that help you reach your goals.

 Step 2. Have fun while reaching your goals.

When others see that you are truly enjoying yourself, doing what you’re paid to do, you set a good example. You will generate more positive energy in your work environment.

 Step 3.  Be professional, be nice to everyone, and adopt a new motto.

Be friendly and keep a professional attitude with everyone, not only those who can help you get what you want. This means saying “No” to gossip and drama!  Take team building to a new level by adopting a new personal motto and sticking to it.

Let others know that your new resolution is to never diminish a person while speaking about them to another person, but to build them up by sharing qualities that you truly enjoy in them.  “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!” This is one of the fastest ways to turn a conversation around and it builds a more trusting and loyal work environment as well.

Go out of your way to smile, genuinely compliment others, and make an effort to express gratitude to others who support you.   No matter how bad it may seem, there is always something good to talk about.

[Tweet "When someone wants to go negative on you, diplomatically counter it with something positive"]

Just mention something you are grateful for that day: a project you finished, a vacation coming up or mention something nice that someone did for you.  Or, simply stay silent and don’t join in.  Redirecting to positive conversation may feel a little difficult at first.  But, when you practice this, the drama will quickly die.  Then, notice how good you feel!

Step 4.  Stay neutral, don’t take sides.

 Even though you may feel one side or the other is “more right” don’t go there.  Others should feel comfortable approaching you when it relates to your job.  If you openly favor one person’s opinion over another, it will likely affect your ability to do your job.  Allow others to take care of their problems and expect the same courtesy from them.

If the issue is more complicated and you feel it’s something of a more serious nature, instead, suggest they seek the advice of an experienced Human Resource employee.  They are skilled and trained to handle more difficult concerns.

 Step 5.  Spend as much time as possible with positive people

 [Tweet "Make a choice to surround yourself with people who support and appreciate you, laugh a lot, and have fun"]

When you do, you’ll find your personal love tank filling quickly and it will be so much easier to accomplish your real job everyday…to feel great!


Mary Lynn Ziemer Contributor
Mary Lynn is a Certified Master Life Coach, and will help you develop into the person you want to be and have the life you want to live. Success doesn’t just happen to us…but you can be, do, and have everything you want in life!
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