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5 Ways to Remove Negativity in the Workplace

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Negativity is a common trait of the lazy. I mean why work hard to solve the problem when you can just complain and raise the white flag? It actually get’s worse than that. The negativity doesn’t just impact the person themselves but it transfers to everyone around them. And that’s exactly where businesses start to fail.

Your business is built by people and it’s your job to take care of them and motivate them to keep moving no matter how many detours come their way.

Here are 5 ways to get rid of negativity in the workplace:

1. Create a Positive Policy

Your entire company culture must be built on positivity. That means that holding people accountable for negativity should be within your policy. It must be written in stone that every single employee will be required to maintain a positive attitude and look to all situations.

It’s all about the way you look at it. Nothing is impossible. No matter how bad a situation is there is always a way out of it. Always! So, the first thing you need to do is create a policy that encourages positivity and eliminates negativity.

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

2. Write Positive Quotes On the Walls

A nicely designed workplace will always give a positive effect on people. The same effect a nicely designed house has on us. But, that’s not enough. What you can do is hang positive quotes on the walls. Carefully select the ones that can cheer employees up when a common difficulty that could cause negativity arises. There’s a high chance that at least one of those quotes will hit them straight at the moment and lift them up to keep them moving positively.

 

3. Talk With Them

Whenever a problem arises or sense any negativity you should talk with the employee. Look for ways to cheer them up and solve the problem. Talking is such a stupidly simple way of solving 98% of negativity problems, yet most employers ignore it… maybe because they’re too busy to speak to each employee one by one.

 

4. Help Better Their Family Relationships

Many times employees will bring all the anger they have in their relationships and transfer that negative energy to the workplace.

There are ways to identify a negative relationship, the employee will usually have the following characteristics:

  • Low self esteem
  • People pleaser
  • Excessive anxiousness
  • Need to be in control

No matter what the problem is, it needs to be solved through therapy. Don’t be stingy to hire a therapist to find out if your employees are having problems with their families.

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” –Michael J. Fox

5. Hire Right Next Time

Solving the current problem is important but make sure that in the future you take all precautions to prevent negativity from the start. This starts by not hiring negative people in the first place. One way to test whether someone is naturally a positive person is by giving them a negative scenario and see if they deal with it positively or negatively.

How have you removed negativity out of the workplace? Please leave your thoughts below!

Zak Mustapha is a High-Ticket Closer who helps businesses multiply their sales and achieve arithmetic growth. Join his "100 Business Knockout Lessons" to get one lesson every Monday at 6 AM that you can put to action immediately to dominate your niche & K.O. your competitors.

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20 Ways You Can Become a Powerful Communicator

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Emile Steenveld Speaker and Coach

Some people seem to naturally know how to effectively communicate in a group setting. They can express themselves clearly and listen attentively without dominating the conversation.

Being a powerful communicator is important for several reasons, including building and maintaining relationships, achieving goals, resolving conflicts, improving productivity, leading and influencing others, advancing in your career, expressing yourself more confidently and authentically, and improving your mental and emotional well-being. Effective communication is an essential life skill that can benefit you in all aspects of your life.

But, don’t worry if you don’t naturally possess this skill, as effective communication is something that can be developed with practice, planning and preparation.
 

1.  Listen actively: Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the speaker and responding to what they are saying.

 

2. Use “I” statements: Speak from your own perspective and avoid placing blame or making accusations.

 

3. Avoid assumptions: Don’t make assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling.

 

4. Be clear: Express your thoughts and feelings clearly and concisely by getting to the point and avoid using jargon or overly complex language.

 

5. Show empathy: Show that you understand and care about the other person’s feelings.

 

6. Offer valuable insights: When speaking in a group, provide a valuable takeaway or actionable item that people can walk away with.

 

7. Be an active listener: Listen attentively and respond accordingly, incorporating your points into the conversation.

 

8. Choose the right time: Pick the most opportune time to speak to ensure that you have the group’s attention and can deliver your message without interruption.

 

9. Be the unifying voice: Step in and unify the group’s thoughts to calm down the discussion and insert your point effectively.

 

10. Keep responses concise: Keep responses short and to the point to show respect for others’ time.

 

11. Avoid unnecessary comments: Avoid commenting on everything and only speak when you have something important to say.

 

12. Cut the fluff: Avoid being long-winded and get straight to the point.

 

13. Prepare ahead of time: Sort out your points and practice them before speaking in a group.

 

14. Smile and be positive: Smile and nod along as others speak, to build a positive relationship and be respected when it’s your turn to speak.

 

15. Take responsibility: Take responsibility for your own actions and feelings.

 

16. Ask questions: Ask questions to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings.

 

17. Avoid interrupting: Allow the other person to finish speaking without interruption.

 

18. Practice active listening: Repeat what the other person said to ensure you have understood correctly.

 

19. Use your body language too: Use nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language to convey your message and build rapport.

 

20. Be aware of the tone of your voice: it should be calm and assertive, not aggressive or passive.

 

By keeping these tips in mind, you can improve your communication skills and become a more powerful communicator, which can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a more fulfilling life.

I you want to learn how to become more confident in life then you can join my weekly mentorship calls and 40+ online workshops at AweBliss.com so you can master your life with more success.

 
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