The kind of environment we work in plays a big role in job satisfaction.  Yet, that environment is largely controlled by another person:  your manager, or someone at or near the top of the org chart.  If they’re supportive, job satisfaction soars. Forbes.com says this is especially true for millennials.

If you’re one of the people at or near the top, and you want to retain good employees, know that your actions and behaviors define the culture.  To create a positive culture, avoid mood swings or at least find a way to not take your bad mood out on employees.  

If your communication style is influenced by your mood – and it is for most of us – put some distance between you and your team when you’re feeling negative.  Take a walk, go to the gym, get a cup of coffee.  As a manager, your job is to lead your team toward positive outcomes, which becomes harder to do when you’re a source of stress.


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