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How to StayPOSI IVE


in a
TOUGH Work Environment

BY: SHEEBA REHMAN


FACULTY: IMS OIDA
Attitude:

It express an individual’s positive and


negative feeling about some objects. It
descries an individual’s feelings, thoughts
and predisposition to act toward some object
in the environment.
Components of attitudes
 Informational and cognitive framework
 Emotional and affective framework
 Behavioral framework

Information and Affective and Behavioral


cognitive components
emotional components cognition

Attitude

Attitude object
Representations of Attitude

 Attitude and Opinion


 Attitude and Beliefs
 Attitude and Values
Formation of Attitude

? Direct personal Experience


? Association
? Family and peer groups
? Neighborhood
? Economic status and occupation
? Mass communication
Types of Attitudes

Organizational
Job Satisfaction Job Involvement
commitments

Attitude

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Functions of Attitudes

? The adjustment function


? The ego defensive function
? The value expressive function
? The knowledge function
Barriers to changing attitude
? Prior Commitments
? Insufficient information

Ways to overcome these barriers:


? Providing new information
? Use of fear
? Resolving discrepancies
? Influence of friends and peer
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The Environment ing nt
Be Pe n g me
ha op a
vio le’s Ch iron
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E

Negative Work Ouch!


YOU
Past
Environment Experiences

De
t iv e w t er
ga Vie Th min
e
N rld eo ism
o ry
W

Beware the Bullets!


Negative Work
Environment

- Dog eat dog . . . everyone fighting to get ahead


- No one appreciates your contributions
- Too much work . . . not enough help
- Deadlines are unrealistic
- Longer hours . . . additional work
- Budget Constraints
- Competition is eating us alive
- Poor management / direction
- Job insecurity
Other People’s
Behavior

Gossip
Bulldozers Complainers
s
Patronizers Whiners Negatives
Sniper Backstabbe
Clams
s rs
Clams
Clams Controlle
Walking
Wounded rs
Sluffers Brown Exploders
Nosers
Changing
Environment
“The only person who always
likes change is a wet baby”

CHANGE . . .
◆ Challenges our
paradigms
◆ Alters the way we think
◆ Makes life more difficult
for a while
◆ Causes Stress
◆ Is an ongoing fact of life
Past
Ouch! Experiences

Ouch!
Ouch! Ouch!
Ouch!
Ouch!

Ouch!

Ouch! Ouch!
Negative
World View

Media
Frenzy
A recent Statistic:
Crime down 20% in America reporting up 600%,
Look at what you are looking at !!!
Determinism
Theory

◆ GENETIC: My Grandparents did it to me.


(Inherited traits)
◆ PSYCHIC: My Parents did it to me.
(Upbringing)
◆ ENVIRONMENTAL: My Spouse, my Boss,
the Company, the Economy, etc.. is doing this
to me. (Surroundings)
Life’s Little Question

“Are some
“Are some peoplepeople just just born
born positive
positive
thinkers
thinkers
.. .. .. or
or is
is itit their
their CHOICE?”
CHOICE?”
Choose the Right Luggage

d g e
Do ts
e Be
Bull Bulletproo
f
The Problem With Dodging
Bullets
You’re going to get hit!
Choice #2
Wear Bulletproof Armor
Bulletproof
Bulletproof Armor
Armor
Comes
Comes from
from
SELF CHANGE
Putting
Putting on
on
the
the Armor
Armor

ng e
Cha gs!
Thin
3
How to Change Your
Attitude

ATTITUDE
Changes happen
personally
from the
INSIDE OUT!

ATTITUDE
ATTITUDE
So . . . Accept
Responsibility

I am responsible . . .
. . . for who I am
. . . for what I have
. . . for what I do

I T U
U D
DEE
TT
ATT
A I T
Step #2 Take Control

Negative
YOU
world view

ATTITUDE
ATTITUDE FROM THE INSIDE . . . OUT!
How to Change Your
Thinking

THINKING

Changes come
from observing
logically in
every situation

TTHHIN
INKKIN
ING
G
Observe Your Thinking
e t
Wh l !
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t me
to at c s e k
de an fu oo
fus I e
e t do I r is h
his th
?
This is all Tomorrow it will
very look very
interesting t
a Idifferent.
ts
o
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e be
lik
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th

THINKING
THINKING
Manage Your Self-Talk
If you think you Can, or you think you Can’t…
YOU’RE RIGHT! Henry Ford

This is going to be This is going to


a wonderful day! be a crappy day!

THINKING
THINKING
How to Change Your
Behavior

BEHAVIOR

Changes take
true assessment,
determination &
discipline

BEHAVIOR
BEHAVIOR
Choose Your Behavior
REACTIVE

Stimulus Response

RESPONSIBLE

My My
Stimulus Choice Respons
e
BEHAVIOR
BEHAVIOR
Steps Toward Changing
Behavior
The
TheNew
New YOU!
YOU!

BEHAVIOR
BEHAVIOR

4. Unconscious Competence

3. Conscience Competence

2. Conscience Incompetence

1. Unconscious Incompetence
INFLUENCE YOUR ENVIRONMENT!
Add POSI +IVE Behavior
Replace the BAD HABITS!
• Spread a SMILE around
• Sprinkle some “positive” on the negatives
• Focus on the good of each day
• Stay out of the “feeding frenzies”
• Say “please” and “thank you”
• Practice EMPATHY
• Evaluate YOUR behavior
• Never miss an opportunity to complement
BEHAVIOR
BEHAVIOR
More POSI IVE +
Contributions
• Before you say anything to anyone, ask
yourself three things
1. Is it true?
2. Is it harmful?
3. Is it necessary?
• Keep promises
• Have a forgiving view of people
• Keep an open mind with changes
• Count to 1000 if necessary
• See criticism as opportunity to improve
• Cultivate your sense of humor
Remember to . . .
Watch
Watch your
your definitions
definitions --
they
they become
become thoughts
thoughts
Watch
Watch your
your thoughts
thoughts --
they
they become
become words
words
Watch
Watch your
your words
words --
they
they become
become actions
actions
Watch
Watch your
your actions
actions --
they
they become
become your
your destiny
destiny
The Choice is YOURS
With a Bad attitude

you can never have a


positive day
With a Positive attitude
you can never have a
bad day
+IVE Living
Choose POSI
HAVE A WONDERFULL &
A positive year

ENJO
Y !!!!!!!!!!