Negativity in the Workplace: Where Does It Come From and How Can It Be Neutralized?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Paul White, Appreciation at Work

Employees and workplace communication are becoming increasingly negative in nature and intensity. This webcast will explore negative behaviors and the factors that are contributing to this. You’ll receive practical suggestions for individuals and organizations to begin to lower the intensity of negativity and neutralize its destructive energy.
You’ll also be able to:

  • Describe the wide variety of negative behaviors (both active and passive) displayed by employees, individually and collectively.
  • Identify individual, cultural, and workplace factors that are fueling negativity in the workplace.
  • Develop a practical action plan to take steps to reduce the frequency and intensity of negative behaviors within your workplace.


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Paul White
Paul White

Appreciation at Work

Paul White is a psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant who makes work relationships work. He has written articles for and been interviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN.com, Fortune.com, Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company, FoxBusiness.com, Huffington Post LIVE, U.S. News & World Report, and Yahoo! Finance. Paul is the co-author of three books, including The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, written with Gary Chapman. The two have also developed a unique way for organizations to motivate employees that leads to increased job satisfaction, higher employee performance, and enhanced levels of trust. Their Motivating by Appreciation Inventory and Appreciation at Work training resources have been used by numerous corporations, colleges, universities, medical facilities, schools, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

Paul has improved numerous businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations by helping them reduce the level of cynicism and negative communication within the workplace, eliminate supervisors’ frustration from not knowing how to effectively encourage their staff, and communicate authentic appreciation.

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