Thursday, October 18, 2007

Best Fucking Research Study Ever, Godammit!

A new study, "Swearing at work and permissive leadership culture: when anti-social becomes social and incivility is acceptable", was just published by the Leadership and Organisational Development Journal.

An excerpt from the story at Yahoo News:
…swearing in front of senior staff or customers should be seriously discouraged or banned, but in other circumstances it helped foster solidarity among employees and express frustration, stress or other feelings.

"Employees use swearing on a continuous basis, but not necessarily in a negative, abusive manner," said Baruch, who works in the university's business school in Norwich.

Banning swear words and reprimanding staff might represent strong leadership, but could remove key links between staff and impact on morale and motivation, he said.


To that, I say: "Poop!" doesn't count:

1 comment:

Beth said...

Goddammit you motherfucker, I posted this on MY blog!

POOP!