Rudeness

Loved this by Christine Porath in the nytimes opinion section-  for the full article go to

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/21/opinion/sunday/is-your-boss-mean.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

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

Source: A survey by the author of 605 people in 17 industries.

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