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How to cure negative employees

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Negativity can be infectious and have a draining effect on the morale in the workplace. Is there any way you can manage or even change the attitudes of negative employees?

Alan Fairweather, associate consultant of d’Oz International, believes so. In the video interview, Fairweather has a few suggestions for managers who find themselves having to deal with employees who relish seeing the glass half full.

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Written by Lee Xieli

August 18, 2009 at 9:00 am

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  1. How to cure meat negative employees:

    1. Wash employee thoroughly with scorn, put him through the wringer to squeeze the negativity dry. Put employee through a strainer to remove any lingering negative emotions.

    2. Put company culture and kumbaya in a bowl and mix well. This serves as a preservative for the happy employee. Poke the employee several times with a sharp pencil and rub the mixture all over. Don’t forget to spread the remaining mixture in his cubicle.

    3. Use a sunshine solution, which is a mixture of praise and perks, as an alternative. The solution needs to be three parts praise and one part perk. Do not, under any circumstances, add salt to wounds. This will undo all your hard work.

    4. Inject a small raise into the solution if you are short on time or want quick results (or have retrenched the employee’s line manager and half your HR department).

    5. Keep the employee in a positive corner of the office for at least three working days to two weeks.

    6. If all else fails, throw out the spoiled meat employee and start with a new one.

    Special thanks to eHow on tips about curing meat http://www.ehow.com/how_2064481_cure-meat.html.

    Chasing Catbert

    August 26, 2009 at 2:34 pm

  2. I mean to out a strikethrough on meat. Didn’t mean to call employees meat.

    Chasing Catbert

    August 26, 2009 at 2:37 pm


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