Mean Bosses & Co-Workers Cause Damage Beyond the Workplace

J Jonah JamesonFrom ScienceDaily:

A co-worker’s rudeness can have a great impact on relationships far beyond the workplace, according to a Baylor University study published online in the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Findings suggest that stress created by incivility can be so intense that, at the end of the day, it is taken home by the worker and impacts the well-being of the worker’s family and partner, who in turn takes the stress to his/her workplace.”Employees who experience such incivility at work bring home the stress, negative emotion and perceived ostracism that results from those experiences, which then affects more than their family life — it also creates problems for the partner’s life at work,” said Merideth J. Ferguson, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business and study author.

“This research underlines the importance of stopping incivility before it starts so that the ripple effect of incivility does not impact the employee’s family and potentially inflict further damage beyond the workplace where the incivility took place and cross over into the workplace of the partner,” she said.

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26 Comments on "Mean Bosses & Co-Workers Cause Damage Beyond the Workplace"

  1. No Fucking Shit ! Did it take going to university to figure that out?

  2. No Fucking Shit ! Did it take going to university to figure that out?

  3. No Fucking Shit ! Did it take going to university to figure that out?

  4. DeepCough | Aug 29, 2011 at 1:31 am |

    The alcohol industry has known about this for over a fucking century!

  5. DeepCough | Aug 28, 2011 at 9:31 pm |

    The alcohol industry has known about this for over a fucking century!

  6. Hadrian999 | Aug 29, 2011 at 4:54 am |

    jesus christ, how weak are people going to get?

  7. Hadrian999 | Aug 29, 2011 at 12:54 am |

    jesus christ, how weak are people going to get?

    • razzlebathbone | Aug 29, 2011 at 1:45 am |

      Hopefully not so weak that they won’t give you payback with interest when you hurt them (or help them, if you’re capable of that).

      • Hadrian999 | Aug 30, 2011 at 12:00 am |

        makes me wonder how our ancestors, mapped the seas, survived the plague, dealt with huns and mongols when today people have nervous breakdowns because their co workers aren’t nice enough to them

        • razzlebathbone | Aug 30, 2011 at 3:08 am |

          They achieved these things by helping and supporting each other.

          They did not achieve these things by behaving like fucking jerks toward each other, all while admonishing each other to toughen up and learn to take a joke.

          In other words, empathy > douchebaggery.

    • Ticking Clock | Aug 29, 2011 at 9:24 pm |

      People get very weak, and then die. Just wait.

  8. Anonymous | Aug 29, 2011 at 5:45 am |

    Hopefully not so weak that they won’t give you payback with interest when you hurt them (or help them, if you’re capable of that).

  9. I call it the game of “Me problem/You problem”. Another person, sometimes a boss, takes their problems and tries to make them your problems. Your task at that point, like a game of hot potato, is to make that problem go back to being theirs. Be creative and assertive. Make them want to keep their problems theirs…for fear that your solution will be so unpleasant that they’ll wish they’d kept their shit to themselves in the first place. 🙂

  10. I call it the game of “Me problem/You problem”. Another person, sometimes a boss, takes their problems and tries to make them your problems. Your task at that point, like a game of hot potato, is to make that problem go back to being theirs. Be creative and assertive. Make them want to keep their problems theirs…for fear that your solution will be so unpleasant that they’ll wish they’d kept their shit to themselves in the first place. 🙂

  11. Mamagriff50 | Aug 29, 2011 at 10:46 am |

    well “duh”…Been with my spouse 24 yrs. We learned early on to leave the work sh*t at the door. Relax, have a beer, have another beer and then if you must, talk about the sh*t heads at work. We have done fine. We support A merican made beer! Budweiser!

  12. Mamagriff50 | Aug 29, 2011 at 6:46 am |

    well “duh”…Been with my spouse 24 yrs. We learned early on to leave the work sh*t at the door. Relax, have a beer, have another beer and then if you must, talk about the sh*t heads at work. We have done fine. We support A merican made beer! Budweiser!

  13. Ronniedobbs | Aug 29, 2011 at 11:16 am |

    Solid research.  I hope they follow it up by investigating the connection between minimum wage and emotional stress, I am almost sure there is something there….

  14. Ronniedobbs | Aug 29, 2011 at 7:16 am |

    Solid research.  I hope they follow it up by investigating the connection between minimum wage and emotional stress, I am almost sure there is something there….

  15. Gee, really? Ya think? I would never have guessed.

  16. bobbiethejean | Aug 29, 2011 at 8:32 am |

    Gee, really? Ya think? I would never have guessed.

  17. Budweiser is shit beer.

  18. Ticking Clock | Aug 30, 2011 at 1:24 am |

    People get very weak, and then die. Just wait.

  19. Ticking Clock | Aug 30, 2011 at 1:24 am |

    People get very weak, and then die. Just wait.

  20. Hadrian999 | Aug 30, 2011 at 4:00 am |

    makes me wonder how our ancestors, mapped the seas, survived the plague, dealt with huns and mongols when today people have nervous breakdowns because their co workers aren’t nice enough to them

  21. Anonymous | Aug 30, 2011 at 7:08 am |

    They achieved these things by helping and supporting each other.

    They did not achieve these things by behaving like fucking jerks toward each other, all while admonishing each other to toughen up and learn to take a joke.

    In other words, empathy > douchebaggery.

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