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Having The Right "Crucial Conversation" In The Workplace

Image by iosphere, via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image by iosphere, via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I am a big fan of the thinkers at VitalSmarts.

Having met personally with their leadership, I can say that we truly have a similar line of thinking, and I am always excited to hear their opinions on situations and topics.

So when I saw this question in one of their recent newsletters, I was very intrigued:

How do you respond to work colleagues who complain that management never asks our opinion? I agree it’s good to get insight from management on how and why things are the way they are. But my coworkers seem to forget there are some things administration just can’t get everyone’s viewpoint on—because a consensus would never be reached. I feel our administration does keep us in the loop as much as they can, and these childish attitudes from my coworkers are more frustrating and demoralizing than what they’re complaining about.

Signed,

Done with Complainers

First off, I’m sure most managers wish they had more employees like “Done With Complainers”!

Secondly, I think the way this question was answered is fantastic. I won’t spoil it here, so jump over to their blog and take a look for yourself!