August 29, 2009

Study Shows That Ridicule Undermines Workplace Performance

Research published in the Journal of Management Studies finds that perceived workplace injustices directly affect employees' ability to cope with workload demands and performance-related expectations. In other words, when managers ridicule or disrespect their workers, the results are likely to be lowered output and higher turnover. The study was authored by Michael S. Cole, PhD, at Texas Christian University. (Wiley InterScience; UPI; Science Daily; hat tip to Mary Rowe.)

More science confirming common sense.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to Mary for sharing this study. There is a lot of good research out there about the subtle and unfortunately relatively normal hostile behaviors at work and the negative impact they have on workers. It doesn't have to be extreme to hurt.