Have you ever worked in an environment that seemed more like high school…with bullies, rolling eyes, gossip mongers, and mean kids? I help my clients turn their toxic environment around and help them feel comfortable during tough conversations. This post describes an email that I received from one of my loyal readers after he read several of the past posts on working with a jerk. I did not make this up! Names were changed to protect the innocent. 🙂
Todd is a sales rep for a mid sized firm. He received a promotion for selling the most products in the company for the first quarter. The leaders wrote Todd’s name on a huge recognition board in the lunch room. Can you guess what happened next? If you guessed that someone erased Todd’s name from the board…you are correct! The horrific part is that no one at Todd’s firm addressed this mean spirited act.
What Would You Do if You Were Todd’s Boss?
Click HERE to send me your ideas on what you would do. By now, you can probably predict what I would suggest. The leaders need to call an all employee meeting to address the negative behavior. This cannot be tolerated because the culture needs to be positive and the team needs to support each other. I hear many horror stories on negativity that is allowed in the workplace. Leaders don’t always know how to break this cycle. A negative culture needs to be addressed with either training on communication or conflict.
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Until next time,
This is Joyce Weiss, Communication Strategist
I help people become top level leaders who get GREAT results.
How do I do this?
I teach them to tackle the tough conversations with bullies and negative people to build employee engagement, accountability, and rock star performance…
The Result? My clients resolve their conflict and they get a better night’s sleep!
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