What Constant Naysayers Really Do | #PeopleSkills #ProfessionalDevelopment
by Kate Nasser |
How do you feel when you must work with constant naysayers? What impact do they have on you? There are people who go toward negativity for several reasons. It can be a very powerful draw for them. Yet many others find it very difficult to work with constant naysayers. Here’s how the constant negativity affects them.
The True Impact of Constant Naysayers
My focus in this article is on constant negativity at work. I am not referring to healthy skepticism which helps everyone think through ideas before taking action. Moreover, I am not writing about people being angry sometimes. Admittedly, humans have different emotions even at work. Yet, positive employees can move beyond the anger to focus on fixing trouble.
On the other hand, constant naysayers live and revel in negativity. And here is what they do to others …
Their constant naysaying at work …
Makes others feel stuck
Limits the vision of what is possible
Divides people into the positive group and the negative group
Brings down the team zeal and spirit
Tires others out — like pushing a truck up a hill without a motor
Creates frustration and the desire to silence the constant naysayers … “Will you shut up!”
Makes people avoid them
Turns meetings into dread zones
Triggers many unproductive reactions
Reduces and even crushes morale if you leave it unchecked.
Leaders, address constant naysayers and the impact they have on others. Show them the difference between healthy skepticism and constant naysaying. Sidestepping and ignoring this toxic behavior will destroy your organization’s success. Remember, a positive can-do employee attitude is essential not negotiable. And the same is true of your leadership!
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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