During my time serving in the workplace, I’ve realized that the best leaders or people to be around are those who are consistently uplifting others. Not only does it lift your spirits as an individual, but it elevates the entire work environment! People are happier, more productive, and able to contribute full-heartedly to their roles.
While there are countless ways to lift those around you, here are a few that can be specifically applied to the workplace environment.
Everyone has to start somewhere. As your team starts growing, you’ll be getting some new members joining the ranks. Try to remember what it’s like being in their shoes as a newbie, and offer to take them under your wing.
Mentorship and training is beneficial to everyone involved in the process. A mentee can learn valuable skills to help them excel in their job roles while a mentor can learn how to become a better leader.
At Spot On Solutions we have a ‘shout out’ channel in slack where we can recognize achievements made by team members. It’s a great morale booster and helps us feel more motivated. After all, who doesn’t like to be recognized and praised every once in a while? It makes doing what we do each day worthwhile knowing we’re contributing to the goals of our company.
When you find you have extra time on your hands and see a teammate drowning in their workload, consider offering them your time and skills. Don’t be surprised if further down the road, they decide to help you when you find yourself in a similar situation!
Direction Psychology Social Worker Joseph Fleming famously quoted, “You can’t pour from an empty cup.” Always make sure your needs are being met so you can better meet the needs of those around you. Only then can you help elevate someone to their fullest potential.
This week, I challenge you to implement at least one of these approaches in the workplace. If you think of your own unique way of elevating those around you, let us know how it goes!