Put a Permanent Stop to the Complaining

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There is an acute difference between whining and complaining in my opinion. Whining is the result of a person’s discontent with their job duties or personal responsibilities and they voice their disgruntlement in a negative manner.  Whining can be handled quickly simply by acknowledging the action and communicating how inappropriate it is.

 

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The Jerk Whisperer

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The Jerk Whisperer – How to Keep Adults Acting Like Adults

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19 thoughts on “Put a Permanent Stop to the Complaining

  1. I’ve totally used that approach before, primarily with the repeat offenders. Those that are full of complaints tend to like to make others as miserable as they are, but when you give them the validation and then offer them the added responsibility of managing the project/people/what ever the latest complaint is about it is amazing how they tend to quiet down. Either cause they know that complaining isn’t getting them the attention they want, or because they now have a “purpose”. I’m happy either way! Great post! (PS, I did this with my boss the other day and it made a difference! He came up with a solution, we’ve used it a couple of times and his complaints have subsided!)

  2. Jon says:

    So true. It is the leader’s responsibility to address these people.

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  5. calmgirl06 says:

    I like your thinking!

  6. Ankur Mithal says:

    Agree. This is the most basic and effective approach. Great that you have identified a shortcoming with a person / process / system. Now let’s get involved in addressing it.

  7. lvsrao says:

    Very Nice point. Every one must think so.

  8. ekurie says:

    AMEN!! Misery truly does love company. It’s the company’s responsibility to avoid getting sucked down and at the same time trying to lift the complainer out. Not so easy. I have a sister-in-law who has complainer tendencies. I pray for her (and me)!

  9. mylisaland says:

    Amen is right, great approach! Thanks

  10. The best antidote for complaining is gratitude.

    quit-your-culture.com

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