Leadership mind » To tell the truth

By: Leadershipmind  09-12-2011

To tell the truth: dealing with negativity in the workplace

If you have ever worked in an organization where toxic relationships were rampant, where gossip went unchecked and conflicts festered without ever getting resolved, then you’ll understand the toll that dysfunctional relationships and team dynamics takes on you personally and on your organization as a whole.

Negativity in an organization is like a virus—it spreads quickly and rampantly if left unchecked. It arises from many different sources—information overload, work overload, ever-changing roles and expectations, pressure to perform under increasingpressure—and these stressors are just the tip of the iceberg.

This course addresses some of the dynamics that can keep individuals and organizations in a state of chronic stress or toxicity and we’ll give you some tools to turn a negative, draining situation into a creative, empowered one. By the end of this workshop you will have

  • A new perspective for thinking about the dynamic of negativity in your workplace
  • Strategies for minimizing the risks—perceived and real—of addressing the negativity.
  • Increased insight into the kinds of behavioural patterns you “default” to under stress
  • Some practical ways of implementing new approaches to old challenges.

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