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How to Deal With Energy Vampires

The lowest vibration in the room costs you dollars and morale

We all know them, have worked with them, and at some point, have probably been them -- “the lowest vibration in the room" guy/gal, or “energy vampire.”

This person can suck inspiration, hope, enthusiasm and, at its most basic, peace, right out of the room. And it's expensive. Consider the cost of negative energy at your next meeting. Negative energy in the workplace costs us time, money, resources, hope, enthusiasm, creativity, morale, peace and connection. It is a huge contributor to -- and byproduct of -- low productivity in the workplace.

Actively disengaged employees cost the US between $483 billion and $605 billion each year in lost productivity, according to Gallup’s most recent State of the American Workplace.

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