Our reader poll today asks: How does your organization deal with “bad behavior”?
– We immediately take action and correct/eliminate it: 25.4%
– We deal with egregious cases but tolerate it otherwise: 41.01%
– We avoid dealing with it and hope it goes away: 21.16%
– We have a culture that promotes and rewards it: 12.43%
Fix Bad Behavior Fast. There appears to be way too much tolerance of bad behavior with 75% of you fessing up to varying levels of tolerance. The cost of such behavior in terms of productivity, morale, and turnover can be staggering. People don’t like working in organizations where bad behavior is condoned – much less encouraged. I know you can’t change the entire culture on your own but you can start the movement in your own department. Stamp out bad behavior as soon as you see it. That’s the only way things change for the better.
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 200,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.