To be frank no one likes to be with others who have negative attitudes either at the workplace, club, home, or anywhere else. This is because some bearers of negative attitudes cause extreme havoc and chaos whenever they are extremely furious and unable to calm down. For the purpose of this write-up, I will like to examine some techniques which one can use to change the negative attitude of subordinates.
First and foremost, encourage such a fellow to as a matter of urgency, find other positive people to be in his inner circles. This is because negative stuff impact and travel far than positivity. This is quite evident in how negative news gets a broader audience than positive ones.
I will further admonish him or her to avoid time with the negative people; all they do is bring you down to their level of negativities. It will be my responsibility to help him find people who have a can-do attitude and who bring out the best in him and others. To make this more practicable, I will have to be one of those new friends to drive him away from negativity to positivity. Admittedly, a good attitude can become the difference-maker in one’s life, opening doors and helping him overcome great obstacles.
Also, I will help the fellow develop the desire to change. Ideally, this is the key to growth in all areas of life. Unfortunately, most people desire improvement, yet at the same time, resist change. This is not new because the human nature, in itself, is designed to always fight change. Most people have become used to their very old selves and several ways of doing things that any attempted move to cause changes to their routine or way of life is resisted. It must be noted that one can never improve without change. In other to make the fellow feel normal, certain bad habits of mine that are no more can be used as an example for my subordinate to understand things well. This will afford him the opportunity to know that the bold step of trying to change from his old ways to the new one isn’t a new phenomenon at all since many and my very self have embarked on the same and succeeded. This is one of the ways that could work the magic.
Lastly, the idea of showing appreciation, applauds, and love towards him in any little thing he does can also make things work out. For the love to change my subordinate, I will be prepared to somewhat “flatter” all his efforts as soon as anything positive comes from his side. This is a way of encouraging him to do better the next time around. The flattering could take so many forms. What I will actually employ is one that links his work and rapport with others in the company. For instance, I could give him a handshake for coming to work earlier, agreeing to do any overtime, and so on and so forth.
In conclusion, change is a very painful occurrence ever to happen to humans. Many resist change because of fear. The above modalities are what I intend to employ in helping a subordinate with his negative attitude.