Be Bitter or Better

The grim reality hovering over many companies is employees and managers are not happy. If you need proof, Gallup’s Well-Being index shows work environments suck. More eloquently positioned, our workplaces are suffering.

Despite the dismal news, you could shift and switch the trend to one more positive. It’s a choice. You could grow bitter from the response your company has made in these tough times. You could let disillusionment settle in and limit success. Or you can focus on better.

  • You can focus on finding ways to make work more satisfying again.
  • You can position your team to do great work in tough times.
  • You can learn about your employees’ dreams and partner with them to put into place a plan to achieve them

Really the list could go on and on. But it’s time to be in action. It’s time to focus on better. Get your hands dirty by caring enough to inspire your employees despite the grim reality hovering over the company.

You can make things better. You just need to act.

Graphic used by permission from  Tommy the Pariah

Change Leader | Speaker | Writer Co-founder and CEO of ExchangeGain. Passionately explores the space where business & humanity intersect. Promoter of workplace optimism. Believes work can be a source of joy. Top ranked leadership blogger by Huffington Post. The Optimistic Workplace (AMACOM) out 2015

  • Alan Kay

    Another way way would be to stop examining the problem, look at what’s already working and look for solutions.

  • http://www.brucesallan. Bruce Sallan

    Good expression – Be Bitter or Better…

    Sad and rough times for so many…

  • Shawn Murphy

    The irony is the rough times hold so much growth and insights.

  • There’s a more human way to do business.

    In the Social Age, it’s how we engage with customers, collaborators and strategic partners that matters; it’s how we create workplace optimism that sets us apart; it’s how we recruit, retain (and repel) employees that becomes our differentiator. This isn’t a “people first, profits second” movement, but a “profits as a direct result of putting people first” movement.

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