At Work, Play Nice


In last season’s finale there was the following brief, fiery exchange between Kelly and Gabe. She was interviewing for branch manager, and he was doing a poor job of pretending to take her seriously.

Gabe: “What are your weaknesses?”

Kelly: “I don’t have any, asshole!”

This raises the question: Is civility in the workplace important? One prominent study says absolutely. In 2003 researchers from the University of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins published The Baltimore Workplace Civility Study. The researchers surveyed a random sampling of Baltimore employees in a variety of industries and workplaces. A whopping 83% of respondents indicated that it was “very important” to work in a civil environment. Only 3% believed it was not important.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© FordHarrison | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


FordHarrison on:

Popular Topics
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.