A 2004 article by Gallop shows that negativity costs US businesses billions of dollars each year. Positivity, it turns out, not only enriches the individual but also raises productivity and competitiveness in companies. Bring a little Good News philosophy into your company and watch your fortunes improve:

Gallup polling has revealed that 99 out of 100 people say they want a more positive environment at work, and 9 out of 10 say they’re more productive when they’re around positive people. Employees who report receiving recognition and praise within the last seven days show increased productivity, get higher scores from customers, and have better safety records. . .


On the other hand, people who are actively disengaged — employees who are not only unhappy with their own roles, but are also scaring customers off — cost the economy between $250 billion and $300 billion a year. And when we add injury, illness, turnover, and other factors associated with negativity or active disengagement, the cost could be closer to a trillion dollars, and that’s nearly 10% of the U.S. GDP. (Gallop report )


  1. Not surprising at all…
    Why am I not surprised? With almost 10 years in the corporate world, I see the examples of positive and negative behavior almost every day. I’d take this discussion a step further to find out to what extent negative or positive attitudes at work are caused by bad or good managers and supervisors. Speaking of inept managers, I’ve heard the expression: this person has been promoted to the highest level of his or her mediocrity.” I think spending time and money to train good and inspiring supervisors will lower negative attitudes by 50% or more.

    Neil Berdiev”

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