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Title: How to Change Employee Attitudes
Post by: shibli on August 18, 2009, 09:30:07 PM
How to Change Employee Attitudes

Employee attitudes can make or break business profitability and sustainability efforts. Although it can be difficult to change the atmosphere in a toxic workplace, it's possible with positive thinking and actions. Listening to employee complaints and offering constructive feedback and resolutions encourages positive thinking. Learning how to appease and motivate employees can salvage talent from even the most negative work environments. Once you manage to change employee attitudes, your business can move in a positive direction.

      Step 1

      Engage in ongoing dialogue with employees to monitor workplace attitudes. Initiate regular and spontaneous assessments of workplace satisfaction though meetings and surveys. Encourage employees to share ideas on improving workplace relations and performance. Institute an open door policy that makes employees feel like their opinions are valued and appreciated.
      Step 2

      Keep employees informed of workplace changes and strategies. Employees who feel like they're being kept "in the loop" are more likely to keep and maintain positive attitudes. Hold regular meetings to provide updates on issues such as management and policy changes as well as structuring decisions. Allow employees to ask questions and respond to information.
      Step 3

      Arrange team-building activities to promote unity. Playing games as a staff can encourage friendly interaction and make the workplace more enjoyable. Sponsor events such as organization days and picnics to help employees and their families form a tight-knit group. Allow employees to suggest suitable games and activities for increased participation and effort.
      Step 4

      Offer incentives for positive action and performance. Recognize workplace excellence by giving out certificates, prizes and monetary awards. Setup quarterly ceremonies to reward ongoing achievers as well as improved employees. Push departments to meet goals by offering incentives such as dress-down days or pizza parties. Letting employees know that their efforts aren't being overlooked encourages them to work harder.
      Step 5

      Demonstrate responsible leadership qualities and actions. Set a positive example by completing your work duties well above standard. Respond to employee inquiries and complaints in an efficient manner. Ensure that employees have access to all equipment and supplies needed for work completion. Avoid losing your cool in front of employees or engaging in negative behaviors such as gossip. Watch your body language and attitude and police others who demonstrate negative attitudes.

Tips & Warnings

1. It may be necessary to get rid of a few problem employees to move forward with your business goals. Keep yourself motivated by focusing on the ultimate business goals. Remember that employees can draw motivation from your enthusiasm.

2.Avoid making promises that can't be fulfilled, as this undermines your intentions.

3. Avoid taking decisions hearing from particular employee(s), as they might be inexperienced in the field or biased or their information might be misleading.

4. Always encourage discussions, interactions, and parliamentary (two-way) meetings.

Source: www.ehow.com

Title: Re: How to Change Employee Attitudes
Post by: sabnam on March 23, 2010, 10:30:00 AM
I want to add another two things :

1) Every person  has a desire for involvement,  creating opportunities in the organization so that everyone can involve in the organization.

2) To think an employee as a whole person .
 These two can obliviously change an employee attitude.


Sabnam Jahan
Sr. Lecturer
Title: Re: How to Change Employee Attitudes
Post by: shibli on March 24, 2010, 01:20:22 PM
Dear Madam

I personally know you very well. Welcome to the forum. Keep your writing up.  It will inspire all of us.


Title: Re: How to Change Employee Attitudes
Post by: sabnam on March 29, 2010, 10:40:18 AM
Thanks a lot for your encouragement.
Title: Re: How to Change Employee Attitudes
Post by: shibli on April 12, 2010, 11:19:49 AM

"If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create character. If you create character, you create a destiny." --Emile Herzog, French novelist
Title: Employees are the ambassadors
Post by: shibli on April 12, 2010, 02:13:17 PM

"The people you employ are your ambassadors, " says Peter Griffin, managing director of a major retailer in the UK.
"What they say, how they look, and how they behave is terribly important."
Title: Harvard Management Tips
Post by: shibli on April 15, 2010, 02:18:18 PM
APRIL 14, 2010
Don't Let Entrepreneurial Passion Blind You

Passion, commitment, and stamina are prerequisites to getting a venture off the ground, but without objective assessment your venture can fail. Here are three ways to make sure your entrepreneurial passion doesn't impair your judgment:

Beware of praise. Praise is not the same as success. Use the praise you receive to market and get attention for your venture, but don't let it distract you from what you're working toward.

Don't lie to yourself. Self-honesty is a highly underrated skill of entrepreneurs. Stop and ask yourself the tough questions: are these the best investors to have? Do I have the right talent on board?

Know when to give up. The best entrepreneurs know when to press the restart button. Manage risk by failing fast, regrouping, and moving on.
Title: Harvard Management Tips
Post by: shibli on April 15, 2010, 05:49:51 PM
 3 Tips for Keeping Your Action Plan on Track
The best-designed and articulated plans mean nothing if they aren't executed. Yet, we have all action plans languishing on a desk or in a drawer never to be carried out. Here are three tips for keeping your plan on track:

Make it a living, working plan. Be sure the plan is specific, realistic, and has clear time frames. Don't bite off more than you can chew.

Ask what stands in the way. All plans have potential threats. Whether they include your own waning motivation or your boss's inability to cooperate, knowing what those threats are can help you prepare to face them.

Develop strategies to mitigate challenges. Your implementation approach needs to compensate for or respond to any opposing forces. If threats loom too large, consider revising your plan accordingly.
Title: Re: How to Change Employee Attitudes
Post by: shibli on April 23, 2010, 10:40:54 AM
3 Ways to Overcome Barriers to Change

People often react to change by resisting it, and smart change agents know that being aggressive only makes people increasingly defensive. Here are three ways to move around the defenses and closer to your goal:

1. Find another way in. If your change is rebuffed, try another tactic. Find out what matters to the people whose support you need and shift the focus of the change to take their preferences and goals into account.
2. Befriend people closest to your resisters. Make friends with administrative assistants, direct reports, or other people who spend time with them. These relationships often yield useful information and help get your ideas heard.
3. Go bottom up. If senior management is resisting your idea, start from the bottom of the organization and build grassroots support. With enough backing, you may be able to convince leaders to reconsider.