American Management Association Seminars

Seminar No: 02545 -XNBB
CEU Credits: 1.2
Length: 2 days

Combat negativity in your organization, your team and yourself!

Can negative attitudes on the part of employees and companies affect productivity and morale? The answer is a definite yes! But the negatives of office negativity don’t stop there; they can seriously undermine sales and impact customer service, team projects, absenteeism, injury rates, turnover, virtually every part of a company’s operations. How to Manage Workplace Negativity® will enable you to combat negativity in your organization, your team and yourself! It’s designed to give you skills and action plans to take back to your company to identify and eliminate negative attitudes and behaviors.

Executives, managers, supervisors, team leaders, team members and anyone else who must meet the challenge of changing negative cultures and staff behaviors.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Boost employee productivity, loyalty and morale
  • Enhance communication, listening and questioning skills
  • Reduce stress and raise esteem in yourself and others
  • Protect yourself from the negative attitudes of others
  • Reduce employee turnover and absenteeism

What You Will Cover:

  • 25 effective ways of overcoming workplace negativity
  • How to get buy-in from staff for changing their behavior
  • Enhancing team performance
  • How to handle complainers, victims and blamers
  • How to respond when top management is the cause of organization-wide negativity

Extended/Detailed Course Outline

Learning Objectives

  • Boost Employee Productivity, Loyalty, and Morale
  • Enhance Communication, Listening, and Questioning Skills
  • Reduce Stress and Raise Esteem in Yourself and in Others
  • Protect Yourself from the Negative Attitudes of Others
  • Reduce Employee Turnover and Absenteeism
  • Give Individuals the Practical Tools and Skills to Manage Negativity in the Workplace
What Is Negativity and What Are Its Causes
  • Identify the Behaviors of Negative Individuals and Their Impact on the Bottom Line
  • Determine the Causes of Individual Negativity
  • Assess the Difference between a Negative and a Positive Perception
Strategies for Overcoming Our Own Negativity or the Negativity of Others
  • Identify Specific Strategies to Take When Negative
  • Use Strategies for Overcoming Negativity in a Real Situation
  • Use the Life Styles Inventory (LSI) to Assess Your Current Thinking and Behavior-to Recognize Your Specific Strengths, as Well as Any "Stumbling Blocks"
No Pass-Through Management
  • Position No Pass-Through Management in the Decision-Making Process
  • Describe the Desired Behaviors for No Pass-Through Management
  • Identify Specific Uses for No Pass-Through Management
Overcoming the Negativity of Others
  • Identify the Seven Approaches for Overcoming the Negativity of Others
  • Use the Six-Step Model for Confronting Negators
  • Recognize Specific Types of Negativists
Working with Challengers
  • Identify What Is Meant by a Challenging Employee, Give Examples, and Discuss Why Managers Sometimes Resist Challenging Employees
  • Develop Strategies and Techniques That Can Be Used to More Effectively Manage Challenging Employees as Positive Contributors to the Organization
Changing the Organizational Culture to a More Positive One
  • Determine How the Changing World of Work Has Influenced Workplace Negativity
  • Describe What Is Meant by an Organization’s Culture
  • Assess How Change Is a Leading Cause of Organizational Negativity
  • Identify the Best Strategies for Introducing Change
  • Implement Organizational and Leadership Strategies to Increase Employee Loyalty and Positiveness
The Power of a Positive Attitude
  • List the Benefits of Having a Positive Attitude
  • Assess Ways to Spread a Positive Attitude to Others

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