Friday, January 20, 2006

Jerks at Work

CareerJournal examines rudeness in the workplace:

"According to a continuing study by Christine Porath, a management professor at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, rudeness in the workplace can cost an organization time, effort and talent. More than 90% of nearly 3,000 people surveyed as part of the study said they had experienced incivility at work. Of these, 50% say they lost work time worrying about the incident, 50% contemplated changing jobs to avoid a recurrence, and 25% cut back their efforts on the job. One in eight said he had left a company because of a rude incident."

Read it all here.

I confess that this is one of my hot buttons. There are excuses for many things but there is never an excuse for being rude.


Earthprime2 said...

We have a "Jerk at Work" in our company who has been here about a year. Nearly the entire office is demoralized. I wouldn't be at all surprised if someone snaps. Hopefully it won't be me.

Michael Wade said...

Unfortunately, some places have little chance of improvement. In many of those situations, the best option is to flee. The world is filled with better places to work.