The people we work with are a great source of inspiration, or demotivate; some fill us with energy, others drain it. These are the results from a study by Gerbasi et. al. (2015) “Destructive de-energizing relationships: How thriving buffers their effect on performance.” http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2015-12425-001/
One interesting finding is that people who thrive at work, are less influenced by negative forces. For a summary of the article, look at this article in the NYT.
Most of us have days at work when we walk around with a spring in our step and perform our tasks with gusto – and other days when our feet drag and we just can’t seem to get motivated. A new study encourages employees to look more closely at the people around them as one reason for that disparity.