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HR Magazine Book Blog interviews Shawn Murphy, author of the recently published book The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment that Energizes Everyone (AMACOM, 2015).
Recall a time when you were at work and you consistently felt good about being there. What made that time a positive memory? Perhaps you had hope—even had belief—that good things would come from your hard work. Your team’s purpose was inspiring. The work was meaningful. You worked with extraordinary people. Whatever the indicators were for that good feeling, it’s possible that workplace optimism was present.
Workplace optimism is a characteristic of the climate of your team or the organization. Regardless of your personal leanings toward optimism or pessimism, the feeling of hope creates a positive work experience.
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