Couldn’t blame a CEO for unleashing a few well-turned expletives in these vexing economic times. But a recent survey says workplace swearing is a no-no.
Eight of 10 small business owners polled said “even innocent” cussing could have adverse affects on the workplace, according to SurePayroll, the online payroll service that conducted the research.
Only 11% said swearing could be a morale booster.
Interestingly, a British study recently came to the opposite conclusion. A recent article in the Leadership and Organizational Development Journal indicates that “there is a need for leaders to apply, under certain circumstances, a permissive leadership culture” — one that allows employees to blow off steam through the use of, uh, colorful language.
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