Defusing Employee Attitude Problems

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Training Benefits & Deliverables:

  • Improve employee performance and morale by reducing workplace conflict & handling employee attitude problems
  • Increase managerial consistency and effectiveness in handling employee attitude problems
  • Improve productivity and efficiency by handling employee attitude problems
  • Create more teamwork and cooperation between employees
  • Prevent emotionally charged situations from becoming frustrating, energy draining arguments
  • Increase confidence and comfort level of managers in dealing with difficult employees
  • Recognize and understand the most common causes of attitude problems
  • Develop assertive response plans for difficult types of people and personalities
  • Determine when it is safe to begin the formal discipline process and how to safely document “bad attitude”
  • Deal with employees who deny problems and try to blame everyone else
  • Prevent attitude problems by creating a motivating work climate
  • Understand legal “Do’s & Don’ts” of when personal problems or substance abuse are the cause of the attitude
  • Create effective performance and behavior turn-around plans in handling employee attitude problems
  • Spot attitude warning signs in the interview process before the employee is hired
  • Be safe and smart when attitude problems may stem from harassment, cultural or age differences
  • Proactive management training to change attitudes

Course Outline:

I.   Causes of Attitude Problems

  1. Where do attitude problems come from
  2. Dealing with bad attitudes
  3. Understanding different personalities
  4. Motivating factors on the job not covered in most human resources training

II.  Overcoming the Most Common Attitude Problems

  1. Creating the proper workplace climate
  2. Establish appropriate rules of discipline
  3. Dealing with personal problems brought to work
  4. Understand the ADA and FMLA
  5. Overcome resistance to change
  6. Deal with age and cultural differences safely with management skills training
  7. Handling “Know-it-Alls” and other problem behaviors
  8. Handling employee attitude problems before they start

III. The Manager’s Role in Coaching & Counseling

  1. Creating a performance turn-around plan
  2. Mediating conflict between employees
  3. Dealing with employees who won’t change
  4. Safe guidelines for documenting attitude problems
  5. Use proactive disciplinary action in handling employee attitude problems
  6. Legally terminating because of a “bad attitude”
  7. Developing a coping strategy to live with problems

IV.  Prevent Attitude Problems Proactively

  1. Establish confidence and trust with our employees
  2. Spot potential attitude warning signals in the interviewing process
  3. Recognize the early signs of attitude or burn out problems
  4. Create an attitude tune-up plan with effective management training

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