The receptionist sits or stands in your office all day long and her job simply welcomes your visitors and employees with a smile. Feel like you are wasting your resources on her position?
Who needs a receptionist while you have securities controlling people coming in and out of your office, right? Wrong. These beautiful ladies are taking their position for reasons.
It’s not just a saying: smiling really is contagious, scientists say. In a study conducted in Sweden, people had difficulty frowning when they looked at other subjects who were smiling, and their muscles twitched into smiles all on their own.
Smiles are not only great because of its nature, it’s a universal sign of happiness: While handshakes, hugs, and bows all have varying meanings across cultures, smiling is known around the world and in all cultures as a sign of happiness and acceptance. Even greater, a smile is the strongest signal among different facial expression, as people can recognize it from 100 meters away.
Your body immediately releases endorphins when you smile, even when you force it. This sudden change in mood will help you feel better and relief stress. Smiling really can improve your physical health, too. Your body is more relaxed when you smile, which contributes to good health and a stronger immune system.
Now you see the power of a smile, we may thank your receptionist for easing annoyed customers and lifting the mood of your employees.