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  • Dramatically Improve Your Performance: Drop These Habits!

    09/21/17 9:15 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Job Seekers | Leave a Comment
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    Ever wonder why:

    • You’re being passed over for promotions?
    • Your team members aren’t more receptive to your ideas?
    • You’re not asked to join special project teams or to spearhead new initiatives at work?

    Maybe your bad habits are holding you back.

    Nobody’s perfect, and we all have idiosyncrasies that occasionally make us challenging to work with. But if you feel like something is holding you back in your career – and you can’t quite put your finger on what it is – make sure you’re not sabotaging your success with bad habits like these:

    Negative Talk

    When faced with a challenge at work, what’s your default response? Phrases like “That’s not going to work because,” and “We can’t do that,” are inherently negative, focusing exclusively on the problem – instead of potential solutions.

    Your direct reports, coworkers and higher-ups all pay close attention to how you approach work situations. So, if you habitually complain or exhibit a defeatist attitude, you’re undermining your career. Need proof? Results from this survey show that more than 6 in 10 (62%) of employers are less likely to promote employees who have a negative attitude.

    Portraying Yourself as an Expert – at Everything

    You are undoubtedly talented at what you do, but no one is great at everything. And quite frankly, acting like an expert when others can clearly tell you’re not just irritates them – and makes you look foolish.

    Contribute when you have something valuable to share, but don’t be afraid to admit when you don’t have all the answers. Owning your weaknesses builds authenticity, strengthens relationships and sets the stage for joint problem-solving – all of which are great for your career.

    Being Condescending

    When attempting to establish your authority, do you wind up sounding judgmental or patronizing? Even if your language is neutral, signals like crossed arms, heavy sighs and eye rolls can eclipse your ostensible desire to be an effective leader. If you want others to follow your direction and take your advice at work, don’t talk down to them. Make sure your tone, posture and word choices are consistently respectful, and that your criticism is always constructive.

    Related Posts:

    Prevent Negativity from Creeping into Your Workplace

    Habits to Dramatically Improve Your Life

    Habits of Happy People

    Another Habit Which Could be Holding You Back? Trying to Do it All Yourself.

    Successful professionals start each day by examining their “to dos,” prioritizing their responsibilities, and then delegating non-critical activities. If you want to make delegation a habit, but don’t have the internal resources, give Exact Staff a call. We’ll help you get non-critical activities off your plate – and dramatically improve your performance.

     

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Great Leadership Starts with Listening Skills

09/14/17 9:15 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Employers | Leave a Comment
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As a leader, what happens when you develop better listening skills?

  • Your employees become more motivated, engaged and productive.
  • You retain more information and make fewer mistakes.
  • You foster mutual trust with your team.
  • You develop 6-pack abs.

Okay; maybe not that last answer – but you get where today’s post is going, right?

Strong listening skills are an essential component of great leadership. It takes more than a functioning set of ears, however, to develop those skills. Crunches and a low-fat diet won’t help, either.

What does work? “Exercising” these behaviors, each day:

Put Away that Shiny Rectangle

Phubbing,” or phone-snubbing, is the practice of checking your phone in a social situation instead of giving the speaker your full attention. If you’re phubbing your employees, you’re sending a clear message that you’re not interested in them or what they have to say – which results in diminished trust, lower levels of job satisfaction and damaged work relationships.

Unless you’re managing a crisis, put away your smartphone when engaging with your employees.

Be Fully Present

Banishing your phone is a good start. Once it’s put away, make a conscious effort to be in the moment when someone is speaking to you, focusing your eyes and ears on them. Ask questions, and encourage them to elaborate on their ideas. Give them a safe space in which to share their views and concerns. When you engage yourself fully in a conversation, employees will instantly realize that you’re paying attention – and truly attempting to understand what’s important to them.

Practice Active Listening

Tend to finish your employees’ sentences? Formulate your responses while the speaker is still talking? Developing better active listening skills will make you a more patient and empathetic listener. Here are a few simple habits to practice:

  • Don’t interrupt. It’s more than rude; it’s antithetical to effective listening. You simply cannot speak and understand someone else’s message at the same time.
  • Resist the urge to plan how you’ll respond while the other person is speaking. Devote your full attention to comprehension.
  • Monitor the speaker’s words, tone of voice and body language (you’ll get important information from all three sources).
  • Pay attention to what the speaker doesn’t say as much as what they do say (read between the lines).
  • Make friendly, not intimidating, contact.
  • Summarize and repeat what the other person has said, to make sure you understand them fully.
  • Clarify or probe for more information, when necessary.
  • Respond only once you’re sure you grasp what the speaker has communicated.

Related posts:

3 Ways to Improve Your Listening Skills

3 Important Things Great Leaders Do Every Day

What to Do if a Conversation Becomes Loud and Aggressive

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At Exact Staff, we know that developing effective staffing solutions requires an in-depth understanding of your needs. We’ll listen, ask the right questions, and then create a solution that offers the workforce flexibility, support and access to talent your team needs.

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Hypercritical of Yourself? How to Be More Accepting

09/7/17 10:00 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Job Seekers | Leave a Comment
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“She’s so intelligent; I’ll never be as smart as her.”

“He’s so creative; why can’t I think that way?”

“She’s so disciplined; I wish I could exhibit that kind of control and perseverance.”

Are you great at finding amazing qualities in your colleagues, family and friends – but incredibly tough on yourself?

It’s human nature. According to The Happiness Trapp by Dr. Russ Harris, our minds have evolved to think negatively, and research shows that up to 80% of our thoughts contain some negative content.

Negative thinking may be human nature, but that doesn’t mean it’s inevitable – especially when it comes to how you view yourself. If you’re one of the millions of professionals who struggle with self-doubt and negative self-talk, here’s how to effectively manage those hypercritical thoughts and be more accepting of yourself:

Monitor Your Thoughts and Feelings

For one week, keep a journal of the negative thoughts that pop into your head. Recognizing mental sabotage is the first step to stopping it.

Interrupt the Cycle

When you have a critical thought or feeling about yourself, immediately ask: “Am I being reasonable?” Often, you’ll find that the answer is: “No.” Break your mental cycle of negativity by recalling your strengths and accomplishments.

Leave Failures Where They Belong

In the past! When you dwell on mistakes you’ve made, you prevent yourself from moving forward. Rather than repeating a phrase like: “I’m an idiot for leaving that important detail out of my presentation,” try one that allows you to learn and move on: “Everyone makes mistakes. I will improve my review process, to ensure I don’t make the same error again.”

Strive for Progress, not Perfection

You are a work in progress, so you shouldn’t expect to achieve instant success, 100% of the time. Setting unrealistic expectations only breeds negative thoughts! A better option? Strive for small, incremental, sustainable improvements. Praise yourself for taking baby steps toward your goals, and enjoy the journey (not just the destination).

Adopt the Habits of Happy People

Happiness isn’t automatic; it must be cultivated and actively pursued. In this earlier post, we share simple ways to make your life (and your perception of yourself) more positive – by modeling the behaviors of happy people.

Related Post: Prevent Negativity from Creeping Into Your Workplace

Promote Positive Self-Talk by Accomplishing More, Every Day

Checking off more “to dos” each day will put you in a more positive frame of mind. As a national employment agency, Exact Staff provides the support and solutions you need to:

  • Offload repetitive and low-level work that distracts you and your staff;
  • Improve focus, productivity and effectiveness;
  • Confidently tackle new or pressing projects.

Ready to accomplish more? Contact your local Exact Staff office today.

 

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How Successful People Begin and End Their Workdays

08/22/17 9:15 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : News | Leave a Comment
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Why is the middle of an Oreo so delicious?

It’s the chocolate cookies on the top and bottom.

This post isn’t about food (entirely), and we don’t recommend eating a package of cookies to enhance job performance. But the inventor of Oreos (or any sandwich cookie, for that matter), knew this important fact:

The way you start and end something – whether it’s a cookie or a workday – makes a huge difference in how great it is.

So, if you’re looking to make the middle of your day more successful, bookend it with these habits:

Morning Habits

Exercise

Great leaders have rigorous fitness routines for a good reason: they understand how important exercise is to being an effective boss. Research provides evidence of a relationship between physical activity and improved cognitive and executive functioning. And in this post, we review the reasons you should exercise before starting your workday.

Fuel Your Body

When you wake up, your body has been fasting for several hours. If you want it to perform well for you throughout the day, give it what it needs! This post shares essential nutrition tips to transform your morning (and your entire workday).

Hold-Off on Checking Email

Email is vital, but checking it shouldn’t be the first item on your to-do list when you arrive at the office. Diving into your Inbox automatically puts you in reactive mode: putting out yesterday’s fires; responding to others’ requests; and potentially derailing your priorities.

Resist the Urge to Procrastinate

Use the list you developed the day before (see below) to guide your activities. Discipline yourself to attend to your highest priorities first.

End-of-Workday Habits

Stay Focused

Productivity typically diminishes late afternoon. Simply knowing that you’re more prone to distraction can help you stay focused, however. During the last hour of your workday, try to resist the temptation to get caught up in nonwork-related activities. An extra ounce of discipline at the day’s end will help you finish stronger.

Vet “Urgent” Communications

Successful people know what requires immediate response and what can wait until tomorrow. Review your incoming messages across channels, addressing what you must and deferring what you can. When possible, set a time of day for following up tomorrow on non-urgent matters.

Reflect

Consider what, when and why things went right (or wrong) during your day. Learn what you can, and apply those lessons to make tomorrow even better.

Plan Your Next Day

Never leave your office without a clear idea of what you need to accomplish the following day:

  • Cross out items on your to-do list you’ve completed. Note what you’ve achieved. The sense of accomplishment you feel will motivate you to aim high tomorrow.
  • Make a new list. Lay out your top three or four priorities, and resolve to tackle your most challenging or unpleasant task first. Why? You’re likely to get distracted with urgent requests and unplanned activities as your morning wears on. If you check-off at least one big “to do” before things get too hectic, you’ll have made great progress by lunch.

Make Every Workday More Productive – with the Right Staffing Support

Exact Staff delivers exceptional talent and innovative strategies to meet your local or national requirements. Whether it’s a single temporary for a day or an entire project team, we provide a range of staffing and placement solutions to increase productivity and performance.

What can we do for you? Contact a staffing expert at your local Exact Staff office today.

Are You Revealing Things You Shouldn’t at Work?

08/21/17 9:15 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Job Seekers | Leave a Comment
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If you’re on the job hunt, you’ve doubtless heard cautionary advice about revealing TMI during an interview:

  • trashing a former boss
  • discussing personal finances
  • dishing about your love life

Yikes – makes us cringe just thinking about it. But once you’ve landed the position, all bets are off – right?

No way!

To ensure your long-term success within an organization, it’s best to leave certain things unsaid. Forever. Because like it or not, coworkers and superiors silently judge everything you reveal about yourself at work. Build and protect your professional reputation by never discussing these taboo topics on the job:

Related post: Words and Phrases Smart People Never Use in Conversation

Religion or Politics

These two issues are a metaphorical jab-punch to your career’s jawline. Everyone has the right to their religious and political beliefs, and to practice them as they see fit. But faith and politics are sensitive, polarizing topics which can fuel tempers and cause unnecessary divisiveness at work. Our advice? Avoid them like the plague. And if someone broaches either subject with you, listen without interjecting your opinion.

Your (ahem) Romantic Escapades

Have you ever wanted to cover your ears and run from a coworker who felt it necessary to share vivid details about last night’s date? Then you understand why your dating/personal life is off-limits at work. The topic may make fellow employees uncomfortable – or worse yet – compel them to file a sexual harassment complaint against you. Obviously, neither is good for your career.

Someone Else’s Incompetence

Every organization has bungling, inefficient employees. And everyone knows who they are – so there’s no need for you to point them out to coworkers. While a fellow employee’s incompetence may frustrate you, remember this: making someone else look bad never makes you look any better; it just makes you look insecure.

Your Glory Days

It can be tempting to chime in about your partying days when the subject comes up at work, but it’s best to bite your tongue. Your past speaks volumes about you, and people make assumptions about your character and judgement based on the stories you share.

Health Problems

If you have a medical issue or chronic condition, be careful not to focus on it too much at work. Over time, continual complaining may irritate coworkers and lead management to wonder if you’re well enough to perform on the job. When you need to take sick leave, discuss it privately with your employer – and remember that you’re not required to provide details.

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Want to Supercharge Your Success? Quit Doing These Things

08/17/17 2:15 PM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Job Seekers | Leave a Comment
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In any aspect of your life – your career, fitness, relationships, finances – success really boils down to two things:

  1. Doing the right things.
  2. Not doing the wrong things.

While we’ve written extensively about doing the “right” things to become more successful (like this post on instilling healthy habits), that success won’t materialize if you can’t let go of certain behaviors and mindsets.

So today, we’re taking a different tack. Below, you’ll find five things you need to knock off if you want to thrive personally and professionally:

Quit Doing These Five Things

 Expecting Perfection

Nobody is perfect; striving for perfection just sets you up for failure. Better options? Strive for continual improvement. Strive for excellence. Strive to be the absolute best you can be at doing something.

Procrastinating

Being amazing at something typically requires changing habits and putting in tons of work. Both are hard – and tempting to put off. But adopting an “I’ll get to it tomorrow” mentality will get you nowhere, because “tomorrow” never comes. Procrastinating is just avoidance behavior. If you want to be successful at something, you must put yourself in uncomfortable situations, do things you probably don’t want to do, and face your fears.

Micromanaging Others

You can’t do everything yourself – and you shouldn’t try to, if you’re in management. Delegating responsibilities and empowering your team are essential to accomplishing goals. Loosen the reins a bit. Selectively hand-off non-essential tasks to gain more time for high-priority activities that will make you more successful.

Automatically Saying “Yes”

Obviously, there are demands on your time and attention. True, you may have to make yourself available during off-work hours. Yes, employees, coworkers and managers will try to heap work on your plate. But these pressures are the very reason you must selectively say “no”:

  • Set limits on how and when others may contact you outside work.
  • Be honest with yourself and others about the amount of work you can effectively accomplish in a given timeframe.

Remember that, when you say “yes” to one thing, you’re saying “no” to another. Be sure you keep enough time and energy free to devote to the most important things in your life.

Fighting Fires

Without a clear plan, you’re likely to spend your time reacting to whatever problems others lay at your feet. While a certain amount of fire-fighting may be part of your job, plan your day with intention and focus. Create a prioritized list of specific tasks you need to accomplish. Start with the tasks that are the toughest (but essential to accomplish), and work down to things that would be nice to get done, but aren’t a true priority.

Want to be More Successful? Exact Staff Can Help.

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Have Problems to Solve? Start by Defining Them Differently

08/10/17 10:00 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Employers | Leave a Comment
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When you have a tough problem to solve, conventional management wisdom dictates that you gather your team members and collectively “think outside the box.”

But, what is that “box,” anyway?

How, exactly, are people supposed to “think outside” it?

And, most importantly, is “thinking outside the box” truly the best way to develop innovative solutions to work problems?

Nope. At least, not according to Art Markman, author of this Harvard Business Review article. Markman purports that the key to solving a problem lies in the way you define it.

Here’s why:

The human brain contains a network of linked information, and retrieval of memories is sparked by cues. For example, if you ask someone how to change a flat tire, they’d automatically picture a vehicle. That thought would then trigger a cascade of related memories, which could include anything from seeing a family stuck on the side of the highway, to actually changing a flat tire themselves.

According to this logic, groups typically solve problems by tapping the memories of the individuals working on them. The assumption is that someone in the group already knows information that will be the key to solving the problem; they just haven’t accessed that memory yet.

So, the way the group defines a problem greatly impacts their success in solving it. By framing a problem using different words, people elicit novel memory cues which retrieve new information from their collective memory.

It’s simple. It makes perfect sense. And it’s free to try!

To apply this technique in your organization:

  1. Assemble your team as you would for a typical brainstorming session.
  2. Instead of trying to solve the problem, spend your time defining it differently.
  3. Create several variations of the problem’s description:
    1. Some should be specific, and refer to the “object(s)” to be acted on.
    2. Other descriptions should focus on the relationships among the problem’s key elements.
    3. Challenge your team to describe the problem in other ways that are abstract, high-level or novel.
  4. Use the multiple problem descriptions to brainstorm potential solutions. Don’t be afraid to “go down a rabbit hole”; creative insights often come from the most unlikely places!

Looking for more creative problem-solving techniques to implement in your organization?

Check out our earlier post, “Fresh Strategies for Creative Problem Solving.”

Need more problem-solvers on your team?

Exact Staff’s recruiting experts will refer candidates with the creativity, perseverance and other soft skills. Contact our team today for additional insight and information!

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When Everyone Nods in Agreement, Be Worried

07/27/17 9:15 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Employers | Leave a Comment
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When is the last time an employee contradicted the majority? Challenged your thinking? Expressed a controversial opinion in an otherwise smooth meeting?

If you can’t remember, you need to keep reading.

Dissent in the workplace is uncomfortable. Disruptive. Complicated. When an employee disagrees with the rest of the group, it slows down processes by requiring additional work to reach consensus.

But if your organization isn’t regularly experiencing a healthy level of constructive conflict, it might be experiencing something much more dangerous: “groupthink.” Coined in 1972 by social psychologist Irving Janis, groupthink is the practice of thinking or making group decisions in ways that discourage creativity and individual responsibility, for the sake of harmony.

In simpler terms? Groupthink occurs when employees automatically agree – either because they think too much alike or are afraid to dissent. While it may not sound all that bad, groupthink can suppress innovation and put your business at greater risk for strategic missteps and missed opportunities.

So, if you’re seeing lots of nodding heads in your meetings, don’t just pat yourself on the back. Think: “Have we reached a true consensus – or is groupthink at play?” Here’s how to tell the difference:

  • Groupthink is invisible. Often, leaders mistake groupthink for alignment or synergy. When everyone agrees and moves in the same direction, it’s natural to assume that it’s because the team is on the right course (when, in fact, it may just be because employees are too afraid to upset the apple cart).
  • Groupthink is easy. Consensus is a byproduct of conflict; to achieve it, you must overcome differences of opinions, deal with unanticipated issues and tolerate discomfort and disruptions.

The message here? Don’t automatically be discouraged by conflict and disagreement in your workplace. Instead:

  1. Welcome it. Let employees know that you value and respect their input.
  2. Analyze it. Consider whether employees are bringing good ideas to the table, or if they’re just being contrary for the sake of it. There’s a big difference between a bold, innovative thinker and a “Negative Ned/Nelly.”
  3. Use it. When an employee presents an unpopular opinion that identifies a potential threat, solution or opportunity, explore it! The temporary disruption and discomfort it creates may lead to long-term competitive advantage.

Related Posts:

Dangers of Groupthink – and a Smarter Alternative for Your Business

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Strategies for More Successful Decision-Making

07/21/17 10:00 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Employers | Leave a Comment
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Gut feelings and hunches? Save them for choosing your next dessert.

You’re a manager – which means that you need to apply disciplined, sound strategies to your decision-making practices.

While it’s nearly impossible to distill complex decision-making processes into a few terse bullets, solid fundamentals are undeniably important. Here are four basic strategies you can use to make great decisions (large and small) and create great outcomes for your organization:

Start with good information.

You can’t be expected to make effective decisions without solid data. But all information is not created equally. Before you use data to inform a decision, consider:

  • The source of your data (is it reliable and objective?)
  • The quality of your data (is it relevant and projectable?)
  • The age of your data (what’s changed since it was collected?)

Do your homework to collect high-quality data, and you’re much more likely to make high-quality decisions.

Carve out “think time.”

Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” He was onto something there. When you’re faced with an important decision, start by sharpening your mental axe. You’ll make decisions quickly, cleanly and with less effort.

Struggle to find uninterrupted think time? Try these tactics:

  • Delegate more; do less. By freeing yourself from the details, you’ll get more time and space to look at the big picture and think more strategically. (Pro tip: contact Exact Staff for the staffing support you need).
  • Unplug. You know how; discipline yourself to do it.
  • Let things percolate. Don’t get frustrated if you aren’t suddenly struck with a revelation. Often, the best ideas arrive in pieces – a concept here, an insight there. Try a tool like Evernote to keep track of your thoughts, and then spend time connecting the dots.

Systematically evaluate alternatives.

To make a complex decision, ask a variety of questions to determine where you are now – and the best path for you to follow. Customize and expand upon questions like these to determine and evaluate options:

  • How are things functioning now? What’s the impact of doing nothing?
  • What caused the current situation?
  • Who must have a hand in making this decision? What are their perspectives, issues, pain points and motivations?
  • What are the limiting factors (e.g., time, money, technology, process bottlenecks, expertise)?
  • What’s limiting your ability to make a great decision (e.g., missing information, lack of perspective) and how can you overcome it?
  • What trends are likely to impact this decision?
  • Whom will this decision impact?
  • What’s at stake (i.e., what if you make the wrong decision)?
  • How can you mitigate risks in the decision-making process?
  • What are your viable options?
  • What will likely happen if you do “A,” “B” or “C”?
  • How will you define and measure the success of this decision?

Don’t let fear or pressure paralyze you.

The decisions you make impact employees, customers, stakeholders and sometimes even the world at large. And when the stakes are high, time is of the essence, and you have several equally good (or equally bad) options, making sound decisions becomes even more challenging.

While there is no “magic formula” for making effective, high-stakes decisions, the four tips in this post, “Key Tips for Making High-Stakes Leadership Decisions,” will equip you to consistently make the smartest choices under pressure.

Make a great decision right now: partner with Exact Staff.

Whether you need to add great decision-makers to your core team, or simply want more time for critical thinking and decision-making, we’re here to help. And we’re just an email or phone call away.

Feeling Negative Vibes from Your Team? Consider These 6 Smart Fixes

07/14/17 9:10 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Employers | Leave a Comment
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“That’ll never work.”

“That’s not in my job description.”

“Nothing will ever change around here.”

Negative talk can really ruin the vibe in an otherwise positive organization. And pessimistic, hostile or downright toxic employees do more than just irritate your team. They can destroy your corporate culture. Undermine productivity and trust. And contribute to unnecessary turnover.

Enough is Enough

If you notice that negative patterns of talk or behavior are really taking hold in your workplace, confront the offenders. Use these simple ideas to turn their attitudes and actions around:

Address the Elephant in the Room

Gather your team and announce your intentions to foster a more positive corporate culture. Explain the impact toxic people have on your workplace, as well as the benefit of great attitudes, positive actions and supportive workplace relationships. Sometimes, putting offending employees on notice will immediately curb their behaviors with no further intervention required.

Be Direct

Call a negative employee into a private meeting to discuss their behaviors, as soon after an incident as possible. Use active listening and probing techniques to get to the root of their negative thoughts or actions. Then, very clearly explain why their behavior will not be tolerated, as well as the consequences if it continues.

Don’t Get Sucked In

Negativity is contagious and insidious. While it’s important to listen to employees’ complaints (so you can judge their merit and take appropriate actions), be careful not let their attitude dampen your optimism. If the individual you’re engaging is being stubborn, unreasonable or argumentative, don’t stoop to their level. Stay calm and point out areas of agreement to keep the conversation positive – or at least neutral.

Try Role-Playing

Help the employee to view the situation from other perspectives by pretending they’ve been asked to resolve the problem. Teach them how to understand the others’ viewpoints, appreciate differences and focus on solutions. By broadening their perspective and asking for their help in developing solutions, you effectively break the cycle of negativity.

Share Positivity Tools

Quite honestly, some people are negative simply because they don’t know how to act any other way. One remedy is to give these employees resources they can use to curb negative thinking and model positive behaviors. For example, share this earlier post: Happy People Have These Habits.

Hire Smarter

Sometimes you just have to cut bad apples loose. Strive to systematically replace negative employees with realists and optimists. Look for individuals who can engage in healthy conflict with a positive attitude, respect others and are upbeat even in tough circumstances.

Need More Positive Vibes in Your Workplace?

Exact Staff’s recruiting experts will refer candidates with the personality traits and soft skills to help you build a more positive work environment. Contact our national employment agency today to get started.