It’s friday night and the week has ended, you get home and sit down to think on all that has happened and every attitude or problem faced during the week at work, class even at home. And realise that: PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE and smile, laugh or just stare at the wall with a face that looks like an emotic from your cellphone. So yeah, people. it’s ok it happens to all of us! Sometimes life gets tough and you just have to SHAKE IT OFF and KEEP GOING FORWARD. Ok, so now that we got that off our chest, I have some really good advise on how to manage other people’s poor attitude and negativity in the workplace and anywhere else.
Research shows employees’ moods, emotions and overall dispositions have an impact on:
Creativity decision Making Job performance Leadership
Negotiations Teamwork Turnover
it’s not just about what we say
Facial expressions and body language can influence our thought and behaviors.
- Co-workers can pick up on these
People with negative moods and attitudes devote extra time and energy to the mood, which can hinder job perfomance.
People with negative attitude are at a greater risk of developing heart disease and other health related problems.
77% of employees have witnessed some type of childish behavior among colleagues in the workplace
what employees have to say
when asked which childish behavior they’ve witnessed colleagues display in the workplace, workers gave the following answers:
- 55% Whine
- Pout over something that didn’t go his/her way 46%
- Tattle on another co-worker 44%
- Pla a prank on another co-worker 36%
- Make a face behind someone’s back 35%
- Strart a rumor about a co-worker 30%
- Storm out of the room 29%
- Throw a tantrum 27%
- Refuse to share resources with others 23%
What Employers have to say
- Company owners threw tantrums when they didn’t get his way.
- Employee hid to get away from duties and responsabilities at work.
- Employee intentionally set up a co-worker to get him/her in truoble.
- Employee gossiped about all of his direct reports and pretended to be their advocate.
- Inappopriate use of cell phone in the work space.
- Employee had lunch and never came back.
of the top behaviors that hurt an employee’s chances for promotion, employers say having a poor attitude tahe the number one spot:
- 62% Having a negative pessimistic attitude.
- 62% regularly showing up late to work.
- using vulgar language 51%
- Regularly leaving work early 49%
- Gossiping 44%
- spending office time on personal social media accounts 39%
- taking personal calls 24%
- Taking smoke breaks 19%
How to indentify and conquer negative attitudes
- Get some distance from the situation, go for a walk, or slowly count from 1 to 10
- Once you’ve taken a short break, pinpoint the exact reason you’re angry
- Rather than blow up at a co-worker, pull that person aside and comunicate why you’re upset and discuss how to keep that situation from recurring.
- if you feel inadequate this feeling stems from a lack of skill or experience.
- Decide to work on your skills, find a mentor or take seminars.
- if you feel rejected it’s ok to ask for clarification
- if you feel frustrated excercise some patience and have a solid plan and appropriate behavior to achieve your goals.
- if you feel stressed take time to prioritize and do what’s important rather than what’s urgent.