Attitude at work is one of the most important factors that differentiates you from your colleagues, impacts your productivity and helps you in any conflict solving. It is all about how do you perceive a situation and what you can learn from it or bring to it to improve it.
The way you are behaving towards your colleagues makes a big difference. Regardless of your past experience or your career path, you should always remember to be polite and appreciative of your colleagues. Don’t forget that we are learning something everyday and one day you might learn something from a colleague as well. In my last experience at work, attitude was something that was lacking and something that not many people understood and undervalued. That had affected my personal development as an employee and at some point decreased the productivity level.
Showing up to work with an attitude to show that you are better than anyone else will do no good to anyone and will probably hurt you in some way at some point as well.
On on the other side, if you show up to work with a positive attitude, you will be more motivated and will be more productive during the day. You have to also remember that everything in life is rather relative so unless you are in the business where someone could die (hospitals, life guard, etc.) think about your issue twice before you blow it out of proportion. There’s nothing worse than making a big deal out of a tiny problem that could probably be solved in a different and calmer way, of course depending on the management style.
Another thing to bare in mind is having expectations. If you are expecting something of your employee be clear on it and set clear guidelines. The thing is most of the time employees are willing to take on new roles and responsibilities but if it’s unclear what’s expected of them - how would they go around this??
Attitude truly makes a difference. Appreciation of others makes a difference. Respect to the other matters. Regardless of their age, experience level, position, socio-cultural background etc.