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High price of negativity
There is a high price to pay for negativity. High turnover, low productivity, wasted time and resources.
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About April Callis Birchmeier
Organizational Change Management and Positive Workplace expert.
Popular speaker and workshop leader helping people and organizations create a productive positive workplace. Featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times and Yahoo Hot Jobs! Author of "Springboard to Success: Strategies to Keep Business Casual from Making Business...Casual." April uses Agile change management to help organizations and individuals prepare for and thrive through change.
$13 billion a year
Amount that could be saved in productivity with increased positivity annually, according to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
A positive workplace means cost savings, reduced stress, and lower health care costs
The latest in companies showed an 8% increase in productivity
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April Callis Birchmeier, CCMP, PMP
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Helpful information for Employers and Employees
While it sounds unusual, expressing negative feelings at work can be a positive thing. In an article for Forbes, Amro Elserty writes, “Employees try to curb negativity in the workplace to avoid potential confrontations and risk being unprofessional. In fact, expressing negative feelings can be both healthy and useful, says Michael Parke, assistant professor of organizational[…]
Civility and positive behaviors in the workplace produce feelings of respect, dignity, and trust. The impact of any rude behavior in the workplace is significant. In an article for Forbes, S. Chris Edmond writes, “In 2016, 62% of employees were treated rudely at work at least once a month, according to a global, annual poll[…]
No matter how you define corporate culture, it will have an impact — good, bad, or ugly — on your company’s bottom line. In a new article for Lancaster Online, Eric Parker writes, “Corporate culture isn’t just a definition printed on the front page of your employee handbook. And it’s not about providing traditional benefits[…]
Sometimes, the best way to understand workplace positivity (and help your company grow) is to dive in and see firsthand what works and what doesn’t. In an article for Forbes, Dr. Andy Khawaja writes, “Many people ask me what I really know about employees and the working class in general. How does a CEO in my[…]
When it comes to happiness in the workplace, the company we keep can make as much of an impact as the job itself. Alexandra Blakemore came to this conclusion as the co-creator of The Happiness at Work Program, which aims to reclaim the joy of genuine connections on the job and encourage happier, more productive[…]
Employees are the building blocks of the success of any business, and, as a result, workplace engagement has become a hot topic among brands. Itai Elizur writes for Customer Think, “Studies show that employee satisfaction is correlated to higher profits. When employees feel a strong sense of purpose in their work, they are more motivated[…]
At a time when work and life increasingly overlap, positive and fulfilling workplaces make a critical difference. In an article for Smallbusiness.co.uk, Owen Gough writes that new research from Lee Hecht Harrison | Penna shows that more than a third of UK employees view work in negative terms. Gough explains, “The research finds that 14 per cent[…]
Millennials have gained a reputation for feeling somewhat “entitled.” However, once empowered, they can become a great asset in today’s business world. Jobs&Hire.com writes that millennials have been made out to be unreliable and prone to hopping from job-to-job. However, they argue, employers may just need to learn that millennials value different things than members[…]
Even though rough patches at work are bound to happen, you don’t have to sit idly by and accept being miserable. Here are some tips to get through a touch time, from My Republica: 1. Make friends, not enemies “Negative work situations can be disappointing. But it’s important not to let disappointment ultimately stop you from[…]
Laughter is good for your health, and that’s good for your life both at home and at work. In an article for the Globe and Mail, Bill Howatt writes, “Did you know that 15 minutes of laughter burns 50 calories? That’s equivalent to a mild workout. Laughter is associated with happiness, which is linked to[…]