Unattractive people more likely to be bullied at work
Colleagues may be just as harsh when it comes to bullying as high school students.
Many adults couldn’t wait to get out of high school to get away from all that petty, immature behavior and those ridiculous cliques. But now that we’re adults, it may not actually be any better.
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According to Science Daily, a new study finds that work colleagues may be just as harsh when it comes to bullying as high school students.
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The "Beauty, Personality, and Affect as Antecedents of Counterproductive Work Behavior Receipt" study, conducted by Timothy Judge, professor of management at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, and Brent Scott, from Michigan State University, links unattractiveness to cruel behavior in the office.
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The findings were quite shocking, confirming that physical attractiveness has a direct impact on how people treat their coworkers. "Our research is novel because it focuses on how coworkers treat attractive and unattractive colleagues," says Judge. "We find that unattractive individuals are more likely the subject of rude, uncivil and even cruel treatment by their coworkers. And, not only do we, as a society, perceive attractive and unattractive coworkers differently, we act on those perceptions in ways that are hurtful." And that’s not all. "Given that physical attractiveness is not a bona fide occupational qualification for most jobs, our new findings are problematic for society," Judge says. "Worse, research reliably shows that we're more influenced by attractiveness than we are willing to admit."
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But the most troubling part about it is there really isn’t an easy solution. But Judge says society can start with acknowledgement. "Awareness is surely one important step," Judge says. "If we recognize our biases and are more open and honest about their pervasiveness, we'll be in much better shape to combat the influence."
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I've found that cliques tend to form in badly managed, overworked, under staffed, competitive, unrealistic expectation work places managed by incompetent or bully bosses. It becomes a game of survival or die. They tend to bring in those individuals or support members of an office that can further their cause or help them manage their work load. The bullied co-workers are then ignored, ostracized, tattled on or openly ridiculed to give the leaders in the clique power and the boss someone to pick on. Their common goal is to keep the boss off their back and simply get their work done. Again this is survival and not working together for a common goal. The targeted for bullying employees are typically seen as a threat to the clique and the manager because they are typically high achievers. The result of this dysfunction is a high turnover rate. I worked in a place where the manager had a 25-50% turn over year over year and upper management must have never questioned this persons performance. After 13 years they are still there! Revenues plummeted more than 50-60% were never fully recovered each time this individual ran someone off or fired one of the highest producing sales persons. It was always the highest producer that ran screaming from the building. It didn't matter what you looked like.
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