Article: Victims in the Workplace

Dealing with Workplace Attitudes

People who lead and manage others might consider the productivity and morale impact when others have to spend time around victims. Years ago a VP at a company I worked for fired someone who did exceptional work. I asked him why he let such a strong performer go. He said no matter how good the work, it didn’t balance out the individual’s destructive behavior on the rest of the staff.

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  • Developing Critical Work Skills
  • Developing High-Performing Work Habits

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Over time the victim can turn a pleasant workplace into a morgue or, worse still, a hostile work environment. Such people recruit more victims. Their cancer-like tentacles wrap around and choke the energy out of the most optimistic among us.

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