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Do You Work With a Jerk?
Posted by Insightlink on 04/03/17
If so, your work life must experience some difficult and challenging moments and we can empathize because we frequently hear about jerks in our research.
A jerk is a person who is unlikable, cruel, rude, small minded, who talks behind other people’s backs, and basically treats other people badly. Perhaps you work with some ‘prima donna’ employees who appear to get away with every trick in the book because they excel at their jobs. They can be life sucking and toxic so it is no wonder researchers study jerks to better understand the impact they are having on our work experience and how that impacts productivity, and job satisfaction. As employee researchers, we often see the impact jerks have on overall organizational performance and how they can wreak havoc on productivity and morale.
What is the trouble with jerks?
What can you do?
Maybe they’re not really jerks at all…
Then give them a chance to change. The only true jerks are those who refuse to receive input and remain jerks no matter how often or how well they’re asked to change.
From an employee research perspective, it is important to know where you stand in terms of morale, communication, job satisfaction and employee engagement. An in-depth, well-designed employee survey can uncover issues that could be barriers and expose if there are 'jerks' in your midst. To understand how frustrated, stressed and anxious your employees are, we recommend you begin by asking everyone for their thoughts and opinions using a confidential employee survey. Employee research is our expertise and we can show you how a well-designed survey tool can give you the stories you need to hear about what your employees are experiencing. Please check our website for more information or call Lynn Gore our Client Communications Specialist at 866-822-8095 ext. 705 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AboutInsightlink Communications are experts in employee survey design, data collection and analysis. Since 2001 we've helped companies of all sizes measure and improve their employee satisfaction and engagement.
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