5 Ways to Deal with a Negative Co-worker
You have had it up to here, and you are putting your foot down. Your workplace will no longer be a cesspool of bad vibrations from negative colleagues.
For too long, these emotional vampires had you at their mercy. They strike at anyone with a pulse and blast their poor victims with a steady blast of fiery criticisms and complaints. You are committed to exorcise these demons of pessimism out of the office.
How to handle attitude problems expressed in different ways? Just employ these strategies and release a positive stream of good vibrations to see the surprising change.
Help the person take responsibility for his actions. After you figure out where the anger is coming from, help him take charge of his actions. If he feels that he has the right to express himself in a certain way which contradicts the company's vision, convince him that his behavior is inappropriate for the workplace and if possible explain the rationale behind it. Most of the time,these people only need a thorough explanation in order to reform.
You know you are not a coward and you can implement reforms needed in your life. If your opponent is unable to change his bad habits, then encourage him to replace it with a more acceptable one. Maybe you can tell him, in simple terms, that his good qualities are overshadowed by his negative ways. This way, he'll go into an introspective mode and realize that indeed, he is acting out of bounds.