Yes, that isn’t a spelling error, I meant to write “workplace violins”.
What are the complaints, woes or the “playing of the violin” that occur at the workplace that you can prevent? Often, they occur when people bring home into work, bring work home, or spend too much time pissing and moaning about what’s going wrong instead of doing something about it.
To prevent workplace violins, you need to institute solid communication and feedback in the workplace. Make clear goals on when and where personal calls and dialogue are acceptable. Give your employees time to cope with difficult situations and provide them with assistance when necessary.
Nothing is worse than going into a restaurant and hearing the service professionals whining about how slow or busy it is, or hearing someone pay more attention to their friends than they do to paying customers.
Make work fun, but set clear guidelines at work for communication, and make sure your employees’ concerns are heard, just not in a public facing way.