No Time to Be Nice at Work

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Boors in the Workplace

These are the rude behaviors by bosses most often cited in a recent survey, in descending order of frequency. • Interrupts people • Is judgmental of those who are different • Pays little attention to or shows little interest in others’ opinions • Takes the best and leaves the worst tasks for others • Fails to pass along necessary information • Neglects saying please or thank you • Talks down to people • Takes too much credit for things • Swears • Puts others down

These are the rude behaviors people most often admit to seeing in themselves.

• Hibernates into e-gadgets • Uses jargon even when it excludes others • Ignores invitations • Is judgmental of those who are different • Grabs easy tasks while leaving difficult ones for others • Does not listen • Emails/texts during meetings • Pays little attention to others • Takes others’ contributions for granted • Belittles others nonverbally • Neglects saying please or thank you