Managing Grumpy People
Coping With Team Members' Negative Moods
On any given day, the people we manage experience a whole range of emotions. They can be happy, sad, angry, cheerful, frustrated, and, at times, grumpy.
It is especially challenging to manage people who are consistently grumpy. Their negative energy can cast a shadow of gloom over an office, and this can affect an entire team's morale and productivity.
In this article, we'll look at how you can manage grouchy team members successfully. We'll also explore some strategies that you can use to turn around their negative moods.
The Problem With Grouches
It can be a real chore to manage grumpy people.
They might complain constantly about their work and life, but seem unwilling to do anything to change their circumstances. They may ignore colleagues, be reluctant to cooperate on team projects, show disrespect to others with their actions or words, or nay say every new idea that you come up with. ...