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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.
Negativity can be a habit, and like many habits we may not even realize we are engaging in negative behavior. Learn to spot and fix negative habits.
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How to deal with negativity and stop gossip. Get practical tools to stay productive & positive while working to create a positive workplace.
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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Just as parents should teach their children about diversity, company leaders should instill the importance of an inclusive workforce. However, parents have a strong advantage over companies when teaching crucial life lessons: innate trust. In an article for Business.com, Dan Harris writes that “children are naturally wired to trust their parents, but the same isn’t[…]
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