Lazy colleagues top list of most hateful things at workplace

February 16th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study has shown that lazy colleagues are hated most at workplaces.

According to management consultant James Adonis, who spoke to 2400 Australian employees, lazy and underperforming colleagues made the top of the hate list.

The next thing on the list that workers did not like was feeling unappreciated and unrecognised, while communication issues came third on the list.

Inconsiderate peers, lack of teamwork, negativity, and gossip and backstabbing also made the top 10.

But Adonis, who has included the findings in his new book, Employee Enragement: Why people hate working for you, also discovered work/life balance often touted as the No. 1 workplace issue failed to appear in the top 50 reasons we hate work.

Pay and rewards was also well down the list, scraping in at No. 32. But despite our problems with colleagues, working in isolation is not the answer.

In the same way it is people’’s colleagues that get them angry at work, it’’s also people’’s colleagues that engage them the most at work, quoted Adonis as saying.

It just happens to be that if they are bad, they are really bad and if they are good, they are great, he added.

Adonis said that more employers needed to behave as a supportive coach rather than a dictatorial boss. (ANI)

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