It’s infectious to spread good news!

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Are you tired of receiving unpleasant or difficult news all the time? When we turn on the television all we hear is bad news. Go to work and hear everyone talk about the Great Resignation and how you need to persuade people to join and remain with your firm. And if it’s all weighing you down, then it’s also weighing down your staff too. So, here’s some encouraging news: Spreading positive news will help boost staff morale!

That’s all there is to it. You may increase staff happiness and morale by sharing positive news on a regular basis!

That’s what Dr. Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio discovered in her investigation.

Dr. Cecchi-Dimeglio is the CEO and creator of People.Culture.Drive. Consulting Group, a decision-making consulting organisation. She is also the head of the Executive Leadership Research Initiative for Women and Minority Attorneys (ELRIWMA), a senior research fellow at the Center for the Legal Profession, and a member of Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP).

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During the pandemic, she discovered that corporate leaders may raise staff morale in a short period of time and with little intervention by:

  • Beginning from the top and working your way down. Did you realise that humans frequently imitate their leaders’ actions? They certainly do. So, if your leaders, supervisors, and managers display a happy attitude, it’s probable that their employees will as well.


  • Encourage employees to discuss, read, and watch uplifting news. Dr. Cecchi-Dimeglio discovered in one of her experiments that people who received messages from their CEO to watch positive and uplifting videos and participate in a good news company channel were 18% more optimistic, 32.4% less anxious, and 12.2% more likely to be grateful for being healthy than the group who did not participate.


  • Encourage employees to engage in social activities. Even if it’s a virtual gathering, research suggests that engaging in social activities with coworkers may improve employees’ moods. So, now that we’re slowly coming out of the pandemic, you may conduct social activities after work, either digitally or in person.


  • Assist staff in developing start-and-stop work habits. Employees must strike a good balance between work and personal time. With so many people still working from home, it’s easy to work extra, out-of-office hours. Encourage them to avoid this by assisting them in developing “rituals” to begin and end their workdays.


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