In everyday life, we often hear rudeness should be avoided as it is harmful. Particularly, at workplace, a single exposure to rudeness in the morning can contaminate employees’ perception of subsequent social interactions leading them to perceive greater workplace rudeness throughout their workday. This was part of research finding which emerged out of a 10 day experimental study conducted on 81 professional and managerial employees by Andrew Woolum, University of North Carolina and his team of researchers. The study further revealed that those employees who face rude behaviour at workplace in the morning perceive greater rudeness the whole day. These perceptions lead to lower task performance and goal progress. Further this leads to greater interaction avoidance and psychological withdrawal among employees.
“SO FOR EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE, A GOOD MORNING IS THE RECIPE”
Source: Journal of Applied Psychology