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Abusive Bosses Experience Short-Lived Benefits

Monday, October 2, 2017
Russell Johnson

Being a jerk to your employees may actually improve your well-being, but only for a short while, suggests new research on abusive bosses co-authored by a Michigan State…

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Rude Customers Linked to Workers’ Shopping Binges

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Russell Johnson

Service workers who face verbal abuse from customers during the workday are more likely to go on unnecessary shopping sprees in the evening, indicates new research co-authored by…

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Helping Coworkers in the Morning Can Lead to Afternoon Selfishness

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Russell Johnson

If you show up at work tired, you may want to focus strictly on your own tasks. New research suggests helping coworkers in the morning can lead to…

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Charisma-Challenged? You Can Still Be a Good Boss

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Brent Scott and Russell Johnson

You don’t need the charisma of Steve Jobs to be an effective boss, indicates new research led by Michigan State University business scholars. In a series of five…

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How Incivility Spreads in the Workplace

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Russell Johnson

Condescending comments, put-downs and sarcasm have become commonplace in the politically charged workplace, and a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar shows how this…

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Helping Co-Workers Can Wear You Out

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Russell Johnson

Helping your co-workers too often can lead to mental and emotional exhaustion and hurt your job performance, a new study suggests. Reporting in the Journal of Applied Psychology,…

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Workers Less Stressed by Consistently Bad Boss

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Brent Scott and Fadel Matta

Is your boss always a jerk? You still may be better off than those workers whose supervisor is courteous one moment and rude the next. New research by…

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Managers’ Ethical Conduct May Backlash on Workers

Friday, February 12, 2016
Russell Johnson

Is your boss ethical? Does he or she do what’s right, as opposed to what’s profitable? If so, they may turn downright abusive the next day. New research…

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