Gossip, Gab, and the Grapevine: How to Neutralize Negative Workplace Chatter

Duration: 60 minutes

The destructive effects of gossip, gab, and the grapevine can undermine performance and damage working relationships. When toxic talk infects an entire department, managers may be tempted to throw up their hands and just give in.

But tolerating these harmful behaviors is definitely NOT the best solution. In this webinar, you will learn how to take back control and successfully defuse the negative impact of gossip, gab, and the grapevine.  (more details below)


          WHY ATTEND

          The destructive effects of gossip, gab, and the grapevine can undermine performance and damage working relationships. When toxic talk infects an entire department, managers may be tempted to throw up their hands and just give in.

          But tolerating these harmful behaviors is definitely NOT the best solution. In this webinar, you will learn how to take back control and successfully defuse the negative impact of gossip, gab, and the grapevine.

          LEARNING OBJECTIVES

          Participants in this conference will learn: 

          • Six signs that your office has a problem with negative chatter
          • How managers inadvertently encourage negative behaviors
          • The best way to deal with tattletales, drama queens, whiners and bullies
          • How you can make gossip, gab and the grapevine work in your favor
          • The 7 topics that everyone should avoid at the office
          • When the rumor mill will always heat up and what to do about it
          • How to stop discussing "attitude" and start focusing on behavior 
          • Using the “team turnaround” method to involve your group in solving the problem
          • The power of high expectations, sincere praise, and clear consequences
          • Ten steps for conducting an exceptional coaching session
          • Techniques to use when employees blame others or deny responsibility 
          • What to do when coaching doesn’t work

                ABOUT THE SPEAKER

                Marie McIntyre operates a career coaching business in Atlanta, GA, and the website www.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.

                Certification

                This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

                 

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