Toxic Workers Cost Firms Twice as Much as a Superstar Workers

"At some point in our careers, most of us have come across someone known as a “toxic worker,” a colleague or boss whose abrasive style or devious actions can make the workday utterly miserable. Such people hurt morale, stoke conflict in the office, and harm a company’s reputation...toxic workers are so damaging to the bottom line that avoiding them or rooting them out delivers twice the value to a company that hiring a superstar performer does."

I'm sure you've experienced this. I definitely have, do, live with this typ of thing all the time. What to do about it if you're one of the powerless co-workers, though, is what we have to deal with. Most of the time it's just "move on to a new place" but that's tough, especially in a rough job market.

Read the full article: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2015/11/those-toxic-co-workers/?utm

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