Tired of an incessantly negative co-worker? Post a “No Whining” sign for others to see when they enter your work space.
“Negativity is one of those ‘most annoying’ behaviors,” says Dr. Marie McIntyre, author of Secrets to Winning at Office Politics.
“It’s right up there with slacker co-workers and the use of foul language. These people are simply not fun to work with. They sap everyone’s energy and kill productivity.”
A no-whining rule fights against complaining, blaming, avoiding responsibility—or anything that gets in the way of problem-solving.