Counteract the damage caused by disparaging comments and persistent negativity.
Gossip, Rumors & Workplace Busybodies: How to Promote Positive Co-worker Communication
The destructive effects of gossip and grapevine rumors 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. They often feel powerless to counteract the damage caused by disparaging comments and persistent negativity, believing that "you can’t change human nature."
But tolerating these harmful behaviors is definitely NOT the best solution.
To help you take back control, Administrative Professional Today teamed up with workplace guru and syndicated columnist Marie McIntyre to help you successfully defuse the negative impact of gossip, rumors, and workplace busybodies.
You will learn:
The specific signs that your office has a problem with negative chatter
How managers may inadvertently encourage negative behaviors
The best way to deal with tattletales, drama queens, whiners, and bullies
How you can make gossip and the grapevine work in your favor
Six rules for dealing with the problem of negative talkers
When the rumor mill will always heat up and what to do about it
The 7 topics that everyone should avoid at the office
The importance of management communication during high-change periods
How to stop discussing "attitude" and start focusing on behavior
The power of high expectations, sincere praise, and clear consequences
A simple roadmap for conducting an effective two-way coaching discussion
Techniques to use when employees blame others or deny responsibility
What to do when coaching doesn’t work
Conducting a "team turnaround” to involve your group in solving the problem
Imagine your office without tattletales, drama queens, whiners, and bullies. Gossip, Rumors & Workplace Busybodies will help you find out how to make that become a reality.
Mary Ellen Slayter Editor, Administrative Professional Today
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About Your Speaker:
Marie G. McIntyre, Ph.D., has more than 20 years' experience as a manager, business owner and the HR director at a Fortune 500 company. She's authored two business books, writes a nationwide newspaper weekly advice column and is founder of YourOfficeCoach.com. Her coaching clients include The Home Depot, Tyson Foods, Panasonic, AT&T, Cisco and other major organizations.
Who Should Listen:
Supervisors and managers
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