Have you ever walked into an office and, without speaking with anyone, got a positive feeling or equally a feeling that something was not alright? Is it the pace with which people walk around? Is it the way people interact? Is it the smiles or lack of them? Is it the little sounds of laughter or the deep silence?
Most professionals with a reasonable sense of intuition can get a feel of the work environment and team dynamics by just walking around or watching people interact. A couple of meetings generally tend to confirm the intuition. Managers play a key role in generating the positive hum at the workplace and leveraging the positive energy for workplace productivity.
Sumantra Ghosal spoke about this and described it as The Smell of the Workplace. Watch his 8.14 min speech delivered at the World Economic forum on the humanresources.co.in YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/user/humanresourcesindia or directly at this link
Do comment with your thoughts on what creates or dulls the hum at the workplace!
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