Article: Victims in the Workplace

Article: Victims in the Workplace

People who lead and manage others might consider the productivity and morale impact when others have to spend time around victims. Years ago a VP at a company I worked for fired someone who did exceptional work. I asked him why he let such a strong performer go. He said no matter how good the work, it didn’t balance out the individual’s destructive behavior on the rest of the staff.

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Type:Trainer Resource
Learning Paths:Leadership, Personal Performance
Main Topic:Communication
Other Topics:Motivation, Interpersonal Skills, Discussion Trigger
Competencies:Developing High-Performing Work Habits, Developing Critical Work Skills
Suggested Industry Usage:Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality
Subject:Dealing with Workplace Attitudes
Source Program:Stand Alone
Trainer Comments:Over time the victim can turn a pleasant workplace into a morgue or, worse still, a hostile work environment. Such people recruit more victims. Their cancer-like tentacles wrap around and choke the energy out of the most optimistic among us.

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