Managing Workplace Negativity

Managing Workplace Negativity

  • Publish Date: 2001-01-15
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Gary S. Topchik
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The symptoms: increased customer complaints, high turnover, low quality of work, increased absences, loss of morale and motivation, lack of creativity and innovation, loss of loyalty to the organization. The diagnosis: workplace negativity. The cure: Managing Workplace Negativity. Workplace negativity may seem like an intangible problem - but it has very tangible consequences for the companies it afflicts. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that U.S. companies lose $3 billion a year to the effects of negative attitudes and behaviors at work. Managing Workplace Negativity gives managers, team leaders, trainers, and other human resources professionals much-needed help in treating the negativity bug. It will help readers: identify the 14 types of negative individuals, from the not-my-jobber to the rumor monger ; confront their own negativity; recognize negativity trigger points ; overcome entrenched, ongoing negativity; deal with group or company-wide negativity problems; and, create a positive environment that enhances morale and productivity.

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