How to Spread Positivity at Work

People always say that positivity is contagious and can be beneficial for those who stay positive and those they interact with. In the workplace, positivity can help with productivity, combatting stress, and increasing cooperation, which is vital that everyone pursues it.

But, how can you spread it at work? Here are simple tips to help you spread positivity in the workplace.

Give Everyone A Treat Through Food

Food is always a great ice breaker and brings in some positivity in the workplace. If you have a busy schedule ahead of you or you want to make everyone happy, bring healthy treats that will fuel them throughout the day.

Offer Your Help To Those Who Need

Sometimes, offering your assistance to those who need your help can make a difference in brightening someone’s day. Whether someone needs help with their work or wants someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to provide your assistance and simply light their day.

Celebrate Important Events

Some companies or teams have a list of employee birthdays for people to check out. During these days, celebrate it with the team in your way by treating them for lunch or giving them a small gift.

Aside from birthdays, you can also celebrate key events in their lives like weddings and so on. Showing that you are interested in their lives outside work can help bring joy in the workplace.

Encourage Others

Encouragement can do many things for everyone, especially if they least expect it. Encourage people by leaving positive sticky notes on their desks or even encouraging signs in the entrance to cheer them up.

Always Say Thank You

Every person craves to be praised or recognized for their efforts, so they know that what they are doing is worth it. Make it a part of your routine to thank your colleagues for their work and ensure it is a genuine greeting. You don’t have to say it in person, and you can do it through email or text.

Be Sensitive

If you noticed your colleague going through a rough time due to personal or work issues, offer a listening ear. If they don’t wish to divulge their feelings, you can always provide support in different ways.


Some say that people’s moods change for the better or worse depending on what they see in other people’s faces. If they are sad, their mood will drop, and if they are happy, they will also be satisfied. If you want to spread positivity, a simple smile can do wonders in helping others feel good, even if they had started the day in a bad mood.

Strengthen Relationships

You can also foster positivity in the workplace by creating good relationships with your colleagues. You can do this by going to social gatherings or simply asking them how they are doing. Just make sure that when you speak to your colleagues during these times, you should still give them the respect they deserve and build trust.

Positivity in the workplace can work wonders because it can improve everyone’s capability in dealing with stress and coping with whatever challenge comes along the way. While it can be hard to get everyone into the groove of spreading positivity at first, it will be worth every effort once everyone starts supporting it and seeing the results.

Creating a happy positive workplace is important to everyone. Here are some more ways to create a healthy office environment:
Understanding the Importance of Positive Relationships in the Workplace
Great Tips to Engage Gen Z Colleagues at Your Company
How Can Companies Make Employees Feel Valued

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Daedalus Lex says:

    I once asked the engineering director where I used to work what he was looking for when interviewees were coming, and I remember his slightly unconventional reply. “If I’m calling them for an interview, they’ve already been screened. I know they’re qualified. At the interview, I just want to find somebody I can sit next to day after day without wanting to go home and blow my brains out.” Ok, so he was a little dramatic. But the point is, once you’ve made into the pool of top candidates, bringing a friendly smile and a positive attitude is maybe more important than bringing a granular defense of your credentials.

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    1. Kally says:

      You are absolutely astute! I always advocate that attitude is much much more important that paper qualifications. You can send the right guy to do the right degree but you can’t teach the wrong guy the right attitude.

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  2. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    💜 Negativity is also “contagious” EveryOne; basically We ARE Pretty Dumb EveryBody


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    1. Kally says:

      Haha. Good one.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. utesmile says:

    That sounds familiar. I used to be the positive person in my office, the front office and smiled at everyone, said cheerful good morings; people loved coming to me, parents did ( I was in a school) and it was so enjoyable. I loved that job. Colleagues used to come to share a burden as I was a good listener, and generally people went out of my office happier- that was my goal. I even was once accused of being too positive ( by a miserable person) – I answered that there is no such thing as being too positive. I still am a positive person in all aspects of life, it makes me happy!


  4. Mabel Kwong says:

    These are some great tips on how to spread positivity at work, Kally. I especially like the suggestions of offering to help and say thank you. No job is too small and every colleague has something to contribute. At some of the best places I’ve worked (even though the work wasn’t what I entirely enjoyed), my bosses and colleagues would make it a habit to thank each other for their help before leaving for the day. That was always very nice.


  5. capost2k says:

    Amazing picture of two beautiful women at work.
    And you had me at “food!” Any time you can come over with a cake! 😁


  6. All are good positivity spreaders but you had me at food!


  7. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    💜 Personally I Find that if I Bully MySelf I “Spread Negativity” but if I Praise 👏🏾 MySelf in a Humble Way 🙏 💯 😌 ✨️ I UnKnowingly “Spread POSITIVITY!!! just like a Child EveryOne; take time ⏲️ to THINK!!! This Through Before Commenting EveryBody



  8. newwhitebear says:

    Pills of working wisdom!


  9. msw blog says:

    Great list, and saying thank you, goes a long way in a professional setting.


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