Keep Negativity from Infecting Your Workplace: Dealing with Troublemakers, Whiners, Pessimists and Other Difficult Employees
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.
Join us Tuesday, February 23, for Keep Negativity from Infecting Your Workplace. 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:
- 6 signs that your office may be infected with negativity
- The hidden costs of a chronic negativity problem
- Diagnosing the cause: What makes some people so negative?
- Employees from the dark side: whiners, complainers, critics & pessimists
- Active troublemakers: tattletales, gossips, bullies & rabble-rousers
- 7 effective weapons in the war against negativity
- How you may actually be rewarding your employees' negative behavior
- 5-step Behavioral Coaching process that really makes an impact
- How to re-engage resentful employees by flipping their "motivational switch"
- Using the Team Turnaround process to "disinfect” an entire group
- Termination: when removing the cause is the only cure
- Recognizing systemic problems: 13 signs of a toxic workplace
- Strategies for saving your sanity in a toxic organization
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 February 23 for Keep Negativity from Infecting Your Workplace to find out how you can neutralize negativity in your workplace.
And because this is a webinar, there is no limit to the number of colleagues you can invite to sit in on this interactive event.
Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
Business Management Daily
P.S. Registration Bonus. We'll send you a PDF of our booklet 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.
P.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also receive one month of members-only access to ManagingPeopleAtWork.com — our comprehensive online resource designed to make you a stronger, better-prepared manager.
P.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Keep Negativity from Infecting Your Workplace fails to meet your needs, we will instantly refund 100% of your tuition. Your registration bonus and members-only website access will be yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.
CD Recording & Download: $197
Webinar, CD Recording & Download: $297
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.
About Your Speaker:
Marie McIntyre operates a career coaching business in Atlanta, GA, and the website YourOfficeCoach.com. She is the author of two books – Secrets to Winning at Office Politics and The Management Team Handbook – and writes a career advice column, Your Office Coach, which appears in newspapers nationwide. She is also a regular contributor to CNBC online. Marie's advice has been quoted in Fortune, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and many other publications. As a consultant, Marie has worked with a wide variety of organizations, including Cisco, The Home Depot, AT&T,
Walgreens, Lockheed Martin and the CDC.
Sign up for Keep Negativity from Infecting Your Workplace and we'll send you a PDF of our booklet 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.
Extra Added Bonus:
You'll also receive one month of members-only access to ManagingPeopleAtWork.com — our comprehensive online resource designed to make you a stronger, better-prepared manager. So that you continue to benefit from ManagingPeopleAtWork.com, we'll continue your access automatically for just $89 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" — your choice.