Thursday, April 19, 2007

Building the civilized workplace

The McKinsey Quarterly: Building the civilized workplace

While on Bob Sutton's ideas and thoughts about workplaces, here's a nice article from him on the need for a civilized workplace. We all deserve a nice world, don't we? And a nice world starts with a nice workplace. One of the things that attracted me the most about this article is the concept of Total Cost of Jerks. TCJ. It shows the people obsessed with numbers that it can be proven that the TCJ is deadlier than keeping jerks (and maybe lower versions of jerks) in the company because they seem to be earning some money/are intelligent/get things done.

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