Skip to comments.Swearing at work boosts team spirit, morale: research
Posted on 10/17/2007 8:42:06 AM PDT by gjones77
Regular swearing at work can help boost team spirit among staff, allowing them to express better their feelings as well as develop social relationships, according to a study by researchers.
Yehuda Baruch, a professor of management at the University of East Anglia, and graduate Stuart Jenkins studied the use of profanity in the workplace and assessed its implications for managers.
They assessed that swearing would become more common as traditional taboos are broken down, but the key appeared to be knowing when such language was appropriate and when to turn to blind eye.
The pair said swearing in front of senior staff or customers should be seriously discouraged or banned, but in other circumstances it helped foster solidarity among employees and express frustration, stress or other feelings.
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Things were so much better back when the people you worked with were also your friends, companies got more productive employees since they were working together because you wanted to see your friends do well.
Now a days people use political correctness and HR as a weapon against those whom they feel threaten to expose their incompetence.
Everyone feels better when you call an A$$hole and A$$hole.. no one wants to say or here “he’s unique/difficult/etc”
Well Kiss My Big Ass, ain’t that F’ing obvious?
I like to say that they "have a high-profile personality."
“Geeze, anyone could of told you this, political correctness prevent people from expressing themselves in fear that some sensitive schmuck will go running to HR because his feelings are hurt and hence co-workers stop talking about anything that isn’t work related.”
Really...if everyone here ran to HR everytime someone dropped the “F” bomb, we’d have no one out on the factory floor.
Well I tend to use the phrase “his ego is not matched by his abilities”
We had a guy that worked for us that I believe only knew one word, the F word. He simply used a different tone and inflection to get his meaning across. Amazing how you could figure out exactly what he meant by just using tones...
F-ing A Right!!!
Well thats a #$%# @$#$%# &^*^ crock of steaming (*^*^$%(
I use "His confidence exceeds his competence".
These are amusing posts but I would not work for someone that talked to me that way.
I use “he has delusions of adequacy”. :D
He told a bunch of us: "Any fool can swear"
One of the best things I ever heard from a teacher. We've never had to swear on our job sites, and we were and are more productive than most.
*Donning flameproof underwear*
Back in the “Dark Ages” (i.e. - before computers, laser printers and Human Resources Departments) we used to swear all the time. We also used to smoke on the job and have beers at Friday lunch, but that’s another story. True: work was more manually intensive, but it was certainly more Fun, before government mandates and political correctness conspired to try to wring every last drop of joy out of it.
It doesn’t work for Tony Dungy either.
"What do I have to do cut off your arms to get you to wipe your a@@?"
I never said it but it was credited to me in a complaint filed by a contractor to the military. He wasn't doing his job and someone on my team got on him for it. No one fessed up to it though. I've always gotten a chuckle at being blamed for it.