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October 17, 2007

Good News For Morons: Swearing At Work Boosts Team Spirit And Morale

This comes from a university study so it must be true.

"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.

"We hope that this study will serve not only to acknowledge the part that swearing plays in our work and our lives, but also to indicate that leaders sometimes need to 'think differently' and be open to intriguing ideas.

"Managers need to understand how their staff feel about swearing. The challenge is to master the 'art' of knowing when to turn a blind eye to communication that does not meet their own standards."

But it’s not all skittles and beer…cursing in front of the boss or customers is still apparently not such a great plan. Still, news like this can only enhance the employment prospects of the majority of people who read this blog.


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