A great quote from a practicing lawyer is, "It is not illegal to be an unlikeable jerk." In Australia, newly crafted workplace bullying laws might just limit some jerkiness. The United State of America does not currently address workplace bullying, determine whether the behavior itself is illegal, or provide any sanctions or penalties. Should we?
If you've had a boss or co-worker tell you to leave your attitude at the door, you can feel better knowing they were probably just trying to protect your innocent colleagues from catching your rudeness. That's right: according to new research from psychologists at Lund University in Sweden, rudeness is contagious, and it can have seriously negative effects on the workplace.
The last few years have been marked by rapid changes in terms of marijuana legalization across the country. Medical marijuana is now authorized in 23 states and Washington DC, and four states have legalized recreational use: Colorado, Washington state, Alaska, and Oregon — and it seems as though Ohio might be next in line to join them. But what do these new laws mean for the workplace?
Flexibility in the workplace has become increasingly important to employees who want to manage a work-life balance, place large importance on travel, or simply need to organize their time between work, family and a side business. The infographic below outlines how technology is changing the workplace environment and making office life more flexible for employees.
It turns out bullying can get you ahead, at least at work. A new study from the University of Buffalo School of Management says workplace bullies tend to get positive evaluations and achieve more overall success in their careers.