Just one bad apple is all it takes to infect the entire workforce and demoralize everybody. Don't let things go too far – learn how to put a strategy in place to combat negativity.
When confronted with employees who complain, criticize or try to stir up trouble, managers often feel frustrated and helpless. They may quickly assume that there is no way to change these "personality problems," so they just do their best to contain the damage. However, tolerating such harmful behaviors is definitely not the smartest strategy.
Chronic negativity frequently starts with only one or two employees, but it can quickly infect an entire department. When this happens, the inevitable result is reduced productivity, damaged morale and eventually increased turnover, so wise managers try to nip negativity in the bud.
Banishing workplace negativity increases productivity, decreases turnover and boosts morale. Imagine how that will make you look as a manager.
Our presenter, Dr. Marie G. McIntyre, puts her 20 years' experience to work for you – sharing field-tested advice to create a positive work environment for all employees – and you.
Don't let negativity ruin your team. Join us for Keep Negativity From Infecting Your Workplace to find out how you can neutralize negativity in your workplace.
Marie McIntyre is a workplace psychologist who operates an international career coaching business, and the website YourOfficeCoach.com. She has written a workplace advice column, Your Office Coach, for thirteen years and is the author of two business books, Secrets to Winning at Office Politics and The Management Team Handbook. Previously, Marie held management positions in both business and government, including Director of Human Resources in a Fortune 500 company. As a consultant, she has worked with a wide variety of organizations, including Cisco, The Home Depot, AT&T, Walgreens, Lockheed Martin, and the CDC. Marie's career advice has appeared in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Canadian Business, and many other publications.
In this 75-minute webinar, you will learn specific strategies for combating negativity in your group and promoting more positive attitudes. The program will include the following topics:
We'll send you a PDF of our booklet A Manager's Guide to Overcoming Negativity in the Workplace. Just as one bad apple spoils a barrel, one employee with a negative attitude can bring down an entire team. It pays to turn a negative attitude around – not only for efficiency and productivity, but because one wrong move and your company could find itself face-to-face with a lawsuit. Banish negativity from your workplace – and your own management style. The results will brighten even the most sullen employee.
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