Toxic Negativity: How to Keep It from Infecting Your Workplace

Duration: 90 minutes

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.

In this webinar, you will learn specific strategies for combating negativity in your group and promoting more positive attitudes. (more details below)


WHY ATTEND

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. But tolerating such harmful behaviors is definitely NOT the smartest strategy.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This program with coaching expert Marie McIntyre will include the following topics: 

  • Six 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
  • Seven effective weapons in the war against negativity
  • How you may actually be rewarding your employees’ negative behavior
  • The five-step Behavioral Coaching process that really makes an impact
  • How to reengage 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: thirteen signs of a toxic workplace
  • Strategies for saving your sanity in a toxic organization

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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Participation in the live webinar + Full MP4 Recording + Audio-only MP3 recording. For recordings, choose digital download or CD-ROM by mail.

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