Gossip, Rumors & Workplace Busybodies:
How to Promote Positive Co-worker Communication
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 is teaming up with workplace guru and syndicated columnist Marie McIntyre on a new webinar that will help you successfully defuse the negative impact of gossip, rumors, and workplace busybodies. Join us Friday, July 25, for How to Promote Positive Co-worker Communication.
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
- 6 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
You can also pose your questions directly to Marie McIntyre and get specific solutions to your problems. 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.
Imagine your office without tattletales, drama queens, whiners, and bullies. Join us July 25 to find out how to make that become a reality.
Mary Ellen Slayter
Editor, Administrative Professional Today
P.S. Registration Bonus. Sign up for How to Promote Positive Co-worker Communication and we’ll send you Difficult People at Work – our all-time bestselling Special Report. Working with underhanded, self-centered and troublesome people can be infuriating. Difficult People at Work gives you proven, practical strategies you can use immediately to restore the balance of power … improve your own working environment … and put problem people in their place. It’s a $39.95 value – but we’ll send it to you at no cost when you register.
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 How to Promote Positive Co-worker Communication fails to meet your needs, we well refund 100% of your tuition — no hassles, no questions asked. Your course materials and registration bonus are yours to keep.
|Friday, July 25
1 to 2:15 p.m. ET
Multimedia CD & Download: $197
Webinar, Multimedia CD & 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 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.
Sign up for How to Promote Positive Co-worker Communication and we’ll send you Difficult People at Work – our all-time bestselling Special Report. Working with underhanded, self-centered and troublesome people can be infuriating. Difficult People at Work gives you proven, practical strategies you can use immediately to restore the balance of power, improve your own working environment and put problem people in their place. It's a $39.95 value – but we'll send it to you at no cost when you register.
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.