One bad worker can spoil the bunch

Reactions are vital to stemming the negative effect: study
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/25/2007

It’s no secret a rotten apple can spoil the others in the barrel. But, looked at from a workplace perspective, the stench of that one “bad apple” can overwhelm all the good of team members combined if they don’t react appropriately. That’s the conclusion of a study from the University of Washington in the journal

Research in Organizational Behaviour

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