A recent Duke Today article highlights the value of positivity in the workplace – and in patient safety. Amazing examples of positivity abound all across Duke, ranging from someone who always greets colleagues with a warm smile to a committee focused on planning events for the workplace.
Dr. Carrie Adair, Assistant Director of Research at the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality, talks in the article about the role of positivity in resilience:
“Some people can find at least a little bit of hope in difficult situations,” Adair said. “And to them, it’s not just wishful thinking. They might know that a situation is bad, but they’re still able to be at least a little optimistic. It can make all the difference when it comes to resilience.”