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Managing a Complainer

Part of the 'Cutting Edge Communication' Series

Media Type - DVD
Author - Eve Ash
Subject(s) - Communication

Barney, a neighbor, is irate because his car is blocked in, and gets more angry to discover staff who do not speak English and that Carlos is no longer cleaning the garage and is now the new receptionist. Carlos tries to show empathy for Barney but it backfires. Carol escalates the anger whilst Marcus demonstrates his effective conflict resolution skills to bring the situation under control. 

Barney, the neighbor, arrives irate because his car is blocked in the garage.  He is loud, rude and aggressive and Carlos struggles to handle him. Carol suggests allowing complainers vent, and then to patronize them, which she demonstrates in her interaction with Barney, before storming off. Marcus however, is able to calm Barney down and address each of his problems.  Barney complains to Marcus about Carol's attitude and Marcus discusses constructive dialogue and anger management issues. Carol returns and Marcus helps them both deal with each other in a calmer way to the point where Barney can recognize the true feelings behind his anger. He is able to acknowledge the assistance that Marcus has given him in recognizing anger as a secondary emotion.   

Key Learning Points

"Anger is an outward expression of discontent. Managing anger calmly and effectively is a life skill"

RESOLVE COMPLAINTS EFFECTIVELY

Don’t ignore reasons for anger
INSTEAD: Ask questions to establish facts

Don’t raise your voice
INSTEAD: Stay calm and in control

Don’t escalate by being defensive
INSTEAD: Take responsibility to fix problems

Don’t be vague with help
INSTEAD: Provide practical solutions

- Accepting Change
- Achieving SMART Goals
- Apologizing Carefully
- Appreciating Diversity
- Arrogance and Humility
- Behaving Unprofessionally
- Being an Employer of Choice
- Boosting Emotional Intelligence
- Brainstorming and Solving
- Breaking Bullying
- Building Relationships
- Coaching New People
- Creating a No-Blame Culture
- Creating Positive Impressions
- Creating Workforce Agility
- Cutting Edge Communication Series - 80 Program Set
- De-Cluttering the Office
- Delivering Sensational Service
- Delivering Training Masterfully
- Developing Successful Mindsets
- Developing Trainer Skills
- Diffusing Anger
- Embracing New Ideas
- Enhancing Service
- Ensuring a Respectful Workplace
- Ensuring Security
- Explaining Skillfully
- Facing Social Media
- Giving Hygiene Feedback
- Giving Managers Feedback
- Global Cultural Awareness
- Handling Anyone Difficult
- Handling the New Wave
- Handling Tricky Appraisals
- Improving Self-Esteem
- Listening Actively
- Looking at Employment Contracts
- Making Decisions
- Managing a Complainer
- Managing Crises
- Managing Projects Effectively
- Managing Remotely
- Managing Time Successfully
- Mastering Social Media
- Mediating for Resolution
- Meeting For Results
- Minimizing Risk
- Navigating Career Change
- Negotiating for Results
- Negotiating for Success
- Overcoming Disempowerment
- Overcoming Fears
- Overcoming Setbacks
- Pitching and Influencing
- Planning and Organizing
- Prejudice and Discrimination
- Preparing for Emergencies
- Preparing for My Appraisal
- Presenting with Passion
- Privacy and Ethical Behavior
- Recruiting the Best
- Removing Tension
- Resolving Conflict
- Responding Thoughtfully
- Sharing Feedback
- Starting Relationship Selling
- Staying Motivated at Work
- Stereotyping and Diversity
- Stretching the Team
- Supervising Effectively
- Supporting Others
- Surviving Stress and Burnout
- Surviving Team Conflicts
- Teaching Greetings
- Transforming SILOS
- Trying Myers-Briggs
- Understanding Accountability
- Unions and Collective Bargaining
- Using Goals to GROW
- Welcoming New People
- Working Safely

  • Support Material - Leader's Guide and PPT slides.
    Length - 9 minutes
  • Pricing
    Price - INR 8,750
    Intl. Price - A$ 275.00