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This is a great question and probably one that many managers and business leaders would like to ask, so you are helping many by submitting this.
While there may be a number of different ways to address this problem, and some of my colleagues may be able to offer other suggestions, I strongly recommend what I call “The Clean Slate Strategy.”
7 Steps to Implement The Clean Slate Strategy:
- Decide to change the situation and commit to taking action to do so
- This is no small step (as you may be aware), since this undesirable behavior has been allowed to perpetuate despite company leaders and direct supervisors of the perpetrator(s) being fully aware of it, and desirous of changing it.
These 7 steps come from Managing for High-Performance & Retention a training and development program some of my best clients have implemented to improve performance and attitudes in their workplaces.
If the issues presented in this “Ask Skip” question are occurring in your workplace and you would like to discuss how specifically to apply this to your specific situation I recommend investigating the value of a private, 1:1 Leadership Communication Strategy Session, which you can read more about at this link.
’til next time, make it a great day!
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