Monday, February 23, 2015
You might ask if supervisors always are supposed to be positive, or can they show their true selves—the discouragement and pessimism—if that’s the way they feel as a result of workplace or organizational circumstances. Don't be a supervisor if you wear your heart on your sleeve. Any general article discussing required skills, duties, and responsibilities of the supervisor will likely include praising, inspiring, team-building, and morale-boosting. Nothing should preclude you from being honest about the way you feel, but behaving in a manner inconsistent with these responsibilities undermines a positive work environment and can negatively affect productivity. Your employees deserve a positive leader even in the face of adversity. So as a leader you should not show pessimism and hopelessness. Leaders may not feel positive but they should always behave in ways that best serve their employees. You can see a video on building morale at this page in the website.