DE SHRM Chapter Dinner Presentation
October 11, 2016, 5:30 PM
Overcoming Negativity in Your Workplace
Cindy Davidson, Corexcel
Approved for SHRM PDC and HR Certification Credit Pending
SHRM Competency- Communication, Leadership & Navigation and Relationship Management
Nothing affects employee morale and productivity more insidiously than negativity in the workplace. It is the "noise" that diverts energy and attention from critical initiatives. It is a barrier to positive change, kills morale and blocks productivity. There are concrete reasons that cause negativity that must be identified and addressed. Many times the negativity comes from perceptions drawn from lack of communication and trust. In this session, we will explore the causes of negativity and develop strategies to transform a negative culture into a positive one. We will include a discussion on how individual behavior styles are impacted by and can impact a negative one.
Participants will be able to:
1. Define the top five reasons for negativity in the workplace and identify which ones apply to your organization.
2. Describe the consequences of a negative workplace and the benefits of a positive one.
3. Describe management practices that support or drive a negative culture and identify ones that exist in your organization.
4. Be able to develop strategies for overcoming negativity in our workplace.
5. Be able to develop strategies for preventing negativity in your workplace.
6. Explain how behavioral styles impact and are impacted by negativity.
Bio: Cindy is currently a Director at Corexcel, one of the country's leading e-learning partners and Wiley DiSC Partners, assisting businesses in finding solutions that can positively impact their culture and give them the tools they need to attract, hire and develop talent. She spent most of her career in senior sales and marketing leadership roles in healthcare. Cindy is a board member and chair of the Foundation and Sponsorship Committee of the DE SHRM Chapter and also serves on the Board of SOAR of Delaware, a 501(c)(3) organization serving survivors of sexual abuse and assault. She serves on committees for the Association of Talent Management and Philadelphia Society for People and Strategy.
Cindy received a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Millersville University and a Certificate in Finance from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. She is certified in Integro Leadership's "Trust Assessments" and accredited in Wiley's "Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team".