Does Your Personality and How You Look Affect How You're Treated at Work? Human Performance Reveals

Published: Aug 05, 2013

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Is it a coincidence that the least attractive people in your office are the butt of all the jokes? A study just published in the journal Human Performance would suggest that it's not. Brent A. Scott and Timothy A. Judge wanted to learn more about counterproductive work behaviour (CWB), understood as "behavior intended to hurt the organization or other members of the organization." In particular, they wanted to know what made certain employees a target of workplace abuse, aggression or anti-social activity.

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