Protect Your Workplace from Toxic Employees
Nov30

Protect Your Workplace from Toxic Employees

“Neutralizing toxic employees and building positive culture” There’s a useful concept from the study of adolescent mental health in  “risk factors” and “protective factors.” According to this theory, there are certain family and social characteristics that may exert influence both negative and positive on the outcome of an adolescent’s eventual success in the world. By the same token,...

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Retain Toxic Employees at Your Own Risk!
Oct05

Retain Toxic Employees at Your Own Risk!

Toxic Employees and Bullies put their employers at risk Ignoring abusive employees doesn’t pay. I am amazed that while abuse and intimidation goes on under their noses, senior leadership has no idea. Even when one or two employees speak up leadership is vulnerable to arguments that the complainers are fussy, picky, or over-emotional. No senior leader wants to think that abusive things go on within their various business units....

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What are Toxic Employees and Workplace Bullies Costing You?
May18

What are Toxic Employees and Workplace Bullies Costing You?

This topic is receiving increased attention today for a few reasons. First, 26 states in the US have reviewed or are reviewing legislation to make serious, targeted bullying a statutory crime. Second, increasingly research shows the productivity cost to work teams bothered by these distractions. Third, studies also show that positive culture and employee engagement together, are correlated with increased financial success —...

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Information and Power Hoarding at Work

Information management problems? Maybe it’s just poor workflow or maybe you are dealing with information hoarding! A good friend emailed me recently about the concept of hoarding at work. I write and speak extensively about individuals who sabotage others’ performance and damage workplace culture. The act of withholding information is a common tactic used by toxic employees. This article will outline examples of information...

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4 Supervisor Strategies for Dealing with Negative & Disgruntled Employees

At the heart of nearly every consulting assignment is some kind of disgruntled employee. Here’s a seemingly straightforward question – If you don’t like the company; don’t like your boss; and you don’t like your co-workers why would you stay in a job? I get that it is difficult to find another position but that is no reason to stay and torture everyone around you. We work long hours. You are wasting our...

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6 Difficult Employee Types: Which are most toxic?

For HR professionals, understanding the source of difficult employee behavior is key to finding the most effective intervention. This article describes tactics and relative toxicity of six difficult employee types: Gossip Clearinghouse Emotional Victim Emotional Venter Negative Strategic/Toxic Gossip Gossipers are highly social and are often friendly and well-meaning, but they become difficult by either ignoring work duties or...

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