To enable the employees achieve goals and career success and to improve productivity, the Human Resource and Management Office (HRMO), through the Center for Continuing Education, conducted a seminar-workshop on Developing a Positive Attitude in a Workplace last April 19-20, 2017 at the WMSU Social Hall.
Participated by administrative personnel from various offices in the university, the two-day seminar also aimed to enable employees to create a positive working environment, to improve decision-making, to develop interpersonal relationships and improve customer relations.
Dr. Joselito D. Madroñal, Vice President for Administration and Finance, encouraged the participants of the seminar to show and maintain a positive attitude in the workplace to be able to accomplish tasks effectively and efficiently. “When you have a positive attitude, you show more interest in what you do and deliver quality service with minimum errors,” he said.
One of the resource speakers was Prof. Clarissa B. Miranda, a psychology professor from the College of Liberal Arts. She emphasized the impact of having a ‘can do’ attitude. “A ‘Can do’ attitude in oneself exemplifies positive attitude and has an impact in the workplace,” said Prof. Miranda. “Being positive makes a person stronger, happier, and healthier,” she added. The power of positive thinking is crucial for happiness in life and a successful career. She highlighted that if you will love your work more, you can achieve your goals at workplace more easily and faster with positive attitude.
Another resource speaker was Sr. Mary Jane A. Galang, Ph.D., a counseling psychologist of the Mary, Queen of the Apostles Counseling Center, gave an activity on knowing one’s self. According to Sr. Galang, when you have a better understanding of yourself, you treat yourself as a unique individual. “Then you become empowered to make changes and to build on your areas of strength as well as identify areas where you would like to make improvements,” she said. She also added that when you understand yourself well enough, you’ll be able to set up systems for your life and career that truly work. (Liezel M. Parreño, WMSU-PAO)