TED Conversations

Hassan H

Yunus Social Business

This conversation is closed.

How to create a trusted, productive, enthusiastic and positive work environment ?

Hello fellow TED community,

I have just graduated in the field of mechanical engineering. I am about to go and work in Vietnam to develop a new production factory.

I would be very pleased if you could share with me your working experience to learn how to create a productive and enthusiastic work environment with my colleagues in order to be innovative.

Thank you in advance for your contribution.



Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    May 21 2012: Become a GREAT Listener! I always listen with my head nodding yes. It seems to help me listen not only to the words, but it helps me understand the essence of what the speaker is saying. There is nothing more satisfying than someone who is totally focused on your thoughts and what your are saying, rather than sitting before you cocked and loaded ready to shoot their superior ideas back at you.

    One other thing I have found very effective...Thank You. and then... Your Welcome. I must say, after 25 years as an entrepreneur, I have found that its always the fundamentals that work the best. We all know them, but for some reason we don't think they are applicable in the business world. They are! Expecting the best from people usually brings out the best in them. If a teammate is irritable and maybe using terse words with you and others, instead of firing back, I will look for an appropriate time to ask if everything is ok. You never know what may be going on in someones life. 90% of the time they are going through some type of personal difficulty. A listening ear goes along way and builds amazing team cohesion.

    Just a few thoughts. I hope you find some of it useful.

    I wish you well!

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.