How do you feel right now? How do you feel right this minute at your work, in your office, with your team? What are feeling? What are you thinking?
Are you happy and excited about the work you’re doing? Are you glad it’s Friday and you can’t wait to get home to your friends and family for the weekend? You can’t wait to get away from these people and forget about this work?
Or are you loving today? Are you enjoying being with your colleagues and buzzing to be doing what you’re doing? Does it excite and inspire you?
The culture of your work, your team, your organisation is manipulating your feelings and your attitude. You are being affected by what’s going on around you; by the way people behave towards you and each other; by what people say to you and each other around you. Your emotions are being dictated by all the things going on around you.
You are living in a culture. Do you like it or dislike it? What can you do about it?
Well, as much as you are being influenced, you can also influence the culture around you. The way YOU behave. The way YOU talk has an impact on others. You have the capacity to influence and change the culture around you. How are you colleagues, friends, family feeling about being around you today?