It can be hard to motivate yourself for your next ideation workshop when your last team event was chaotic or full of people talking over each other. Here are some thoughtful ways to employ positivity in your workspace to avoid another messy event:
Start every day with a positive pep talk.
You’re not going to look forward to your day if all you tell yourself is ‘I don’t want to do it’ or ‘I can’t’. You have to be your own cheerleader. Implement this tip in your everyday life, but also at the office. Before getting started, provide your team a short and sweet motivational pep talk.
Don’t let the ‘what ifs’ win.
You shouldn’t imagine all the poor potential outcomes of a situation. Picture the positive and imagine yourself and your team succeeding in every situation!
Smiles are contagious. Whether you give or receive one, it is sure to brighten your day or environment.
Be thankful for the small things.
We would all love for every situation to run perfectly, but that’s not bound to happen. Instead, relish in the small victories, like a meeting running smoothly or good team communication.
Cut out the complaints.
No one wants to hear a never-ending series of complaints. Implement a no complaint policy. If someone has something negative to say about a situation or idea, they shouldn’t just complain about it, but offer a solution instead.
Keep these guidelines in mind and your next ideation workshop is sure to run more smoothly. Check out this article for general tips on running an ideation workshop.