Effects of Negative Focus


What happens when people focus on the negatives?


We believe that when people are unable to work to their strengths they feel stressed and place pressure on themselves to perform in an unnatural way. This then has a real impact on the organisation through decreased:

  • Motivation

  • Morale

  • Productivity


And an increase in:

  • Absenteeism

  • Errors

  • Interpersonal and team conflicts


In these situations, apathy and negativity can spread. Having one person that is unhappy in the workplace can ultimately impact upon your whole team’s outlook and success. Optimising Potential approaches this in a very non-confrontational way; employees feel valued rather than criticised as their strengths are being recognised.