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How to StayPO SI IVE


in a
TO UGHWork 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

OB
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
Ot
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r
The Environment ing nt
Be Pe ng me
ha o p a
vio le’s Ch iron
r n v
E

Negative Work Ouch!


YOU
Past
Environment Experiences

De
t ive w ter
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
Walking Controlle
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

Me dia
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 people just born positive

thinkers
. . . or is it their CHOICE?”
Choose the Right Luggage

od ge
D ts
l l e Be
Bu Bulletproo
f
The Problem With Dodging
Bullets
You’re going to get hit!
Choice #2
Wear Bulletproof Armor
Bulletproof Armor
Comes from
SELF CHANGE
Putting on
the Armor

n g e
Cha gs!
Th in
3
How to Change Your
Attitude

ATTITUDE
Changes happen
personally
from the
INSIDE OUT!

ATTITUDE
So . . . Accept
Responsibility

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

TTI T UDE
A
Step #2 Take Control

Negative
YOU
world view

ATTITUDE FROM THE INSIDE . . . OUT!


How to Change Your
Thinking

THINKING

Changes come
from observing
logically in
every situation

THINKING
Observe Your Thinking
e t
Wh l !
o
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
b e him ucks
t . to
e be
lik
I’d e …
th

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
How to Change Your
Behavior

BEHAVIOR

Changes take
true assessment,
determination &
discipline

BEHAVIOR
Choose Your Behavior
REACTIVE

Stimulus Response

RESPONSIBLE

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

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
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 your definitions -
they become thoughts
Watch your thoughts -
they become words
Watch your words -
they become actions
Watch your actions -
they become your 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
Choose POSI +IVE Living
HAVE A WONDERFULL &
A positive year

ENJOY
!!!!!!!!!!