Labor: Why Jerks Are Bad for Business

Bullying. Back-stabbing. Gossiping. Cheating. These problems are in our schools and in our offices, and the news is filled with the sad consequences of unresolved conflicts. Whatever the rationale for poor behavior (and there is always a reason, right?), we know better than to harm others. And yet, we do. Bad behavior in the workplace places a great strain on morale. Time spent struggling to correct it can have a direct impact on the bottom line. Although an employer is not morally responsible for teaching people how to act, it may improve its chances of success by inducing positive behavior. Here's a look at how to deal with common problems companies face when trying to influence positive employee conduct.

Connecting Values to Conduct

Melissa Calhoon Jones

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