Negativity isn't always bad. It sometimes brings existing problems out of the darkness. With the problems out in the open, they can, hopefully, be resolved. Here are some tips to help you turn negativity into something that can actually help cause positive change in the workplace.
- Make Sure Your Criticism is Constructive: Don't just complain, be ready to offer solutions to the problems you are pointing out.
- Take Action: Take it even one step further than offering solutions to the problems about which you are complaining. Offer to help implement those solutions.
- Don't Try to Fix What Isn't Broken: There are some people who think everyone else is doing things the wrong way. They want to make changes just for the sake of having input. Concentrate your energy on fixing thing that are truly in need of repair.