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Strategies For Overcoming Negative Attitudes In the Workplace

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Negativity spreads like a virus through the workplace, causing low morale, high tension, and greater dissatisfaction, which can all lead to an increase in turnover. Just one or two negative employees can disrupt the workplace to the point where they create an overall negative environment for other employees. Their attitude manifests in behaviors such as constant complaining, bad-mouthing, and hostility, and can be contagious if allowed to spread.

In order to change the mood of the workplace, you must address negativity on an organizational level, as well as an individual level.

Overall Negativity

Management can be directly responsible for creating or encouraging negativity through their own actions and attitudes. Therefore, your efforts at nixing negativity from your workplace should begin at the top.

Here are some strategies you and your managers can use to discourage negativity among employees.

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No name December 4, 2013 at 2:17 am

Very, very, very poor strategies, which will eventually lead to even greater negative attitudes. Or will create enormous turnover.


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