Turning a negative work environment into a positive one

Monday - 4/2/2012, 9:46pm EDT

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April 2, 2012 -- This week on For Your Benefit hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott welcome Nan Siemer of Breakers to the show.

Siemer founded the Breakers consulting firm to help people improve some of their key professional skills. Today's show focuses on finding the positive in a negative work environment.

Topics include:

  • office morale;
  • the causes of low morale;
  • what you can do to "fix your office;"
  • how to change the things you can and accept the things you cannot change.

In particular, Siemer encourages federal workers to ignore the political rhetoric about feds during the current election season.

"Remember: politicians — omigosh! — they're posturing right now," she says.