Wednesday, February 14, 2007

One "bad apple" does spoil the whole office - Yahoo! News

"One 'bad apple' can spread negative behavior like a virus to bring down officemates or destroy a good team, according to a new study examining conflict in the workplace.

Negative behavior outweighs positive behavior, so a bad apple can spoil the whole barrel, but one or two good workers can't 'unspoil' it, researchers at the University of Washington said in the current issue of the journal Research in Organizational Behavior."

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