Keeping a positive attitude in the workplace as a leader is SO HARD when people are in the wrong jobs and trust is low. Actually EVERY job can feel SO HARD when the 'people/job fit and trust' equation is out of whack.
I experienced this when one of my personal "jobs" as a landlord was causing me to fell grumpy. Here's the story:
The same principles around fit and trust apply to leaders and teams in organizations.
If you mistakenly hire someone (or several people) who are not a good fit for the job, their low performance causes you and others to work harder. When everyone doesn't pull their weight, frustration builds, trust takes a hit, turnover of the high performers goes up, while productivity goes down.
1If you have low trust now, and you think some people might be the wrong jobs, you CAN turn things around. It will take some time, a little bit of money and an ongoing and never ending focus on evaluating and 'renovating' your culture. But, it IS doable.
The first steps for a turnaround, include:
There is no quick fix to fixing job fit problems and low trust. But, those problems CAN be fixed with "some renovations" and willingness to take action.
Being a Landlord, or a Leader, or a Parent, or a Friend, or a Teacher, or a Neighbor - OR ANYTHING - is SO HARD when you have 'the wrong tenants' and you don't trust each other.
Create a positive attitude in the workplace for everyone - always focus on job fit and growing trust - it impacts the growth of your company and everyone's attitude, including your own.