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Hostile Bosses

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Mar 4, 2015 10:00 pm
  • 12:47

(1:30:04) Guest: Marie Mitchell, Associate Professor of Management at the University of Georgia  The old saying goes that you attract more flies with honey than vinegar. But according to a study published in the journal of Personnel Psychology last month, employees who strike back against their abusive bosses fared better psychologically than those who cowered.  “By and large a primary reaction is 3rd party employees get pretty angered by it… abusive supervision is not cool behavior.”  Abusive behaviors are “incredibly financially costly to the work environment. These are not productive behaviors for the work environment.”