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Stop gossip and negativity through insight and understanding, to create a productive and positive workplace
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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Rudeness at work is rampant, and it’s on the rise. In an article for the Harvard Business Review, Christine Porath and Christine Pearson write, “Over the past 14 years we’ve polled thousands of workers about how they’re treated on the job, and 98% have reported experiencing uncivil behavior. In 2011 half said they were treated[…]
Gossip Stoppers, 1st place at ATD Detroit, 2018 What’s the best way to improve both employees’ experiences and a company’s bottom line? In an article for the Harvard Business Review, Emma Seppala and Kim Cameron write that too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success. Cameron and Seppala write,[…]
Ongoing gender obstacles have challenged millennial women from growing in the workplace and their careers, as they faced a corporate culture that favored men, preconceptions regarding gender stereotypes and sexism. In an article for Forbes, Sarah Landrum writes, “Millennial women in the workplace have endured insufficient health care and the gendered pay gap.” “Millennials are[…]
Independent public relations and communications company Padilla recently released the Engage by Stage Research Report, breaking down employees into four distinct career stages — namely, “Newbie,” “Sophomore,” “Tenured,” and Sage,” showing what factors motivate each group the most. In an article for Ladders, Jane Burnett writes, “The research found that two in five workers were “completely[…]
When leaders choose happiness, businesses thrive. In an article for the Credit Union Times, Chairman & CEO Stuart Levine writes, “In my decades of working with CEOs, and in occupying the position myself, maximizing the CEO’s positive effect on the culture organization is always on my mind. We know that there is no “one size[…]
We are so very perceptive, aren’t we? Have you ever traveled quite a distanst from home, only to run into someone from your home country, state or town? Do you think it’s a coincidence that we strike up a conversation only to find we are from the same place, or did we perceive something aobut[…]
How priceless is time away from the office for today’s workers? Markets Insider reports, “According to new data from the 2017 Emerging Workforce® Study (EWS) commissioned by Spherion Staffing, nearly half (41 percent) say they would accept more paid vacation time in lieu of a pay raise if given the choice.” “As businesses face greater[…]
Humanity stands at the intersection of the most exciting time in human history and equally the most uncertain, unpredictable and volatile. Dawnah Jones writes for the Huffington Post, “Aware or not, every single person absorbs fear (and other emotions) broadcast through media or interpersonal communication or distant threats of violence or aggression. When your personal[…]
On a typical day, what do you hope for? Bill Howatt writes for the Globe and Mail, “Take today, for example. When you woke up, what did you hope would happen? We typically don’t think about the day when asked this question; we tend to focus on a situation. For example, “I sent her a[…]
Many corporate leaders have accepted the behavior of the grumpy employee scowling at her computer all day and running out the door at 5 p.m. — if the results are there. But pushed to boost innovation and maximize productivity, some bosses see the need to take a more active role in promoting happiness in the[…]