How to Effectively Manage Negative Co-Workers

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We have all dealt with that co-worker in the past; the one who constantly has something to complain about while at work. Sometimes its a person with a persistent negative attitude, and other times it is someone with legitimate complaints who seems to be more content whining than taking action to resolve the issue. The problem is that negativity has a way of rubbing off on each of us, whether that means filtering your own view of the workplace, or simply souring your mood to the point that you no longer enjoy being there. Learning how to deal with negative co-workers can help make the work environment more pleasant for everyone.

Listen

Often people just want to be heard, and when you are dealing with a particularly negative co-worker, the first step might simply be to hear them out. Perhaps you feel as though you have already been doing that…

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