No Time To Be Nice?

Published On June 23, 2015 | By Carrie Buchanan |

This is really sad.  From what I have heard from some people it’s kind of true.

There’s no time to be nice at work anymore.  You can blame many things – technology, the fear of not getting ahead.

THIS is an interesting article.  Rudeness and overall bad behavior is getting worse – particularly at work.

And it matters.  How we treat each other can make a huge difference in how happy we are, it can effect our weight, our appetite and can really take it’s toll on our health.

Robert M. Sapolsky, a Stanford professor and the author of “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers,” goes so far as to say that when people experience intermittent stressors  it will elevate levels of hormones called glucocorticoids throughout the day, potentially leading to a host of health problems.

Bosses, the way you treat your employees makes a huge difference in how they work.  You risk demoralizing your employees by a number of factors – walking away from a conversation; answering calls in the middle of a meeting; mocking people in front of others by pointing out their flaws and personality quirks; reminding others of their “role” and “title”; taking credit for wins, but pointing fingers when problems come up.  It’s so damaging.

Hundreds of people were surveyed, covering more than 17 different industries and when asked why it happens – over half claim it’s because they are overloaded, and more than 40 percent say they have no time to be nice.

Wow.

I guess I’m lucky to be where I am.


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