Economic troubles make a huge impact in the workplace. Everybody is afraid of losing their jobs thus creating a gloomy atmosphere in the office. Although it’s understandable to feel depressed in these hard times, you still have to exert an effort to maintain a positive attitude in the workplace. Here are some tips to keep everyone’s spirits in the office.
1. Grab this opportunity to become indispensable
Since you fear for your job so much, give them more reason NOT to fire you. If your office is laying off people, they will definitely terminate those who do not perform well. You don’t want to be among these people, do you? So make this your chance to prove your worth to your employer. Do more work and do them well. Volunteer for jobs that are left hanging and do them with enthusiasm. This will lessen the chances of you being given the pink slip.
2. Improve everyone’s morale
Initiate a little cheerleading mission and boost the morale of your officemates. Instead of talking about the situation in the office, try to change and subject and talk about something more cheerful. This does not mean you’re being insensitive. Bringing a little cheer can go a long way when it comes to productivity.
3. Maintain group camaraderie
As stressful as things are, you and your co-workers should continue doing the activities that maintain your rapport. Continue your Friday night drinks and your pizza parties. This is the time to stick together.
4. Practice damage control
Even with all your efforts, still you can never tell if you are destined to go out the door. As a safety blanket, do some discreet job-hunting. Having an option will lessen the damage of being laid off, if ever that happens. Make sure to keep this private; it won’t look good with your current employer if they discover that you’re thinking of jumping ship.