Originally published: February 16, 2017
Rudeness in the workplace happens a lot and can have serious effects — including health-related — on the victims, a new report says.
"It's very frequent. It happens all of the time in the workplace," Sandy Hershcovis told The Homestretch on Thursday.
Hershcovis is the lead researcher on Targeted workplace incivility: The roles of belongingness, embarrassment, and power, a joint study from the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business and London School of Economics and Political Science.
"People have reported rates of up to 99 per cent of people having experienced workplace incivility or also witnessing it. It's a very common experience and we wanted to understand how it affected people."