Has anyone ever implemented a no negative self-talk policy within the office?
I have the absolute pleasure of leading an amazing creative team. They are all [email protected]$$ workers that bring their best efforts to the table every day. However, more commonly in our office, I'm noticing a lot of negative self-talk.
Normally comments like
"I'm so stupid"
"I'm sorry I'm slow at learning this"
"Sorry, I'm an idiot."
are met with overwhelming support from the team with polite gestures prompting them to stop.
However, negative self-talk is now spreading. It's becoming more and more common for people to make light of themselves and their accomplishments within the office. I've addressed it informally, telling them that they're not giving themselves the credit they deserve nor treating themselves in a manner that they would ever treat anyone else.
I feel like as it comes up, I stop it in its tracks... but it keeps continuing. I've thought about implementing a casual policy (not anything they'd ever be written up for) of no negative self-talk within the office.
Has anyone ever tried this? Were there coaching techniques instead that you used that helped? Any advice would be helpful!