On August 11th, a Synthetron session was held together with Sequoia, our partners in Singapore and their partners Anima Convivência Produtiva, High Peaks Group and Real world group.
The session was held on the value of positive behaviour, moreover the effects it can have on workplace behaviour.
The synthetron study was part of a larger study into the value of positive behaviour. Here are some of the results:

A regionally well-spread group of 59 corporate leaders participated in the one-hour crowdsourcing session on theme of Value of Positive Behavior (“VPB”). Participants were consultants, executives and leaders from the private and public sectors.

Positive behavior is defined as the actions that create a positive working environment and/or enabling others to work more effectively through what we say or do. Participants indicated that they highly valued the aspect of trust and authentic interactions. They shared their experiences and quoted the following positive behavior which mattered the most to them:

  • listening
  • nurturing individuals’ strength
  • being proactive, motivating and supportive to fellow colleagues
  • expressing appreciation and positivity verbally and non-verbally (i.e. smile, eye contact, saying thanks and please)

Participants greatly recognised the importance of positive workplace behavior (with 73% of participants rating it as ‘very important’ and 23% of ‘rather important’).

During the discussion, barriers to positive behaviour (PB) , metrics of PB, key enablers of PB and the importance of PB were found. These are shown in the table beneath.

Download the full report below.