A moody employee can be a disruptive force within the workplace. Their state of melancholy can affect the well being of other employees they directly or indirectly interact with. You need to deal with these employees very delicately. Liza Estolano was in this situation, here’s how she dealt with it… Figuring out what’s to blame […]
Dealing with Difficult People
Employee smiles to your face, then trashes you behind your back No matter how good morale is, there are always some employees with negative attitudes. The worst may be those who offer sweet smiles to your face – and then badmouth you or the company to other employees. It can tarnish a manager’s image, undermine […]
Worker’s bad behavior hurting others There will always be office small talk, but some employees don’t know when to zip it up. Not only do they not get their own jobs done on time, they hurt the productivity of co-workers. Sharing funny stories about the kids or last night’s game can build a strong culture, but managers are regularly […]
No matter what manager did, employee was never happy Motivating a staff is a daily challenge – particularly when you’re running a lean operation. And one whiner makes it harder. Not only do managers have to spend valuable time on the whiner’s complaint, the negativity can infect the whole team.
We have all been there. Someone wrongs us in the workplace – and we want them to know. Not only do we want them to know – we want them to realize they wronged the WRONG person!!! To strangle or not to strangle: That is the question We all know strangling will not end well. […]
Getting them to put the focus back on work Some employees talk more than others, especially about non-work topics. But even if the constant chatter doesn’t interfere with their productivity, it can disrupt co-workers and their ability to perform their jobs. That’s the situation manager Laura Reynolds found herself in when she finally had enough […]