What is it? What causes it? In business we generally associate it with a positive investment climate or a period of increasing growth and stability.
I think there is more to it than that. I think optimism is fuelled by the onset of Spring, the beauty of the flowers and blossoms decorating the landscape with their radiant colours and scents. The newly acquired warmth of the sun feels good as we prepare our gardens to accept the season’s planting.
As I walked along the Inner Harbour in Victoria this past weekend, I could not help but notice the cheerful smiles on the faces of those passing by. These folk all fuel the optimism and spread it as they visit the shops and cafes.
This is a time of renewal, preparing the business sector for the busy time ahead. It is a time of hiring and training staff to excel and serve the needs of the business and their target market.
Yes, I am optimistic……it will be an exciting and rewarding year ahead!