AFMC Connect December focus: Inspire

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  • By Marisa Alia-Novobilski
  • Air Force Materiel Command

The ancient Greek philosopher Epictetus once said, “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” This simple quote relates strongly to the AFMC Connect focus for December, which is “inspire.”

Inspiration is a key component of productivity, creativity and success in the workplace. An individual who is inspired by a particular mission or task is more likely to complete an assignment efficiently and will work hard to achieve organizational goals.

A supportive, encouraging work environment has been found to increase productivity, employee engagement and self-esteem. By inspiring individuals to reach for goals and achieve success, leaders foster an inspirational environment that benefits the individual, the unit and the organization.

Leaders can foster inspiration in the workplace by:

  • --creating opportunities for engagement and celebration
  • --encouraging collaboration
  • --supporting individuals in their goals
  • --serving as a source of inspiration for others

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