What Annoys Us Most or, "What Not To Do at Work"

Posted by on October 11, 2006

According to a Harris Interactive survey on workplace etiquette,

44% of employed Americans say their biggest pet peeve at work is having to listen to someone speak in a condescending tone of voice. Additionally,

37% cited public reprimands as a major pet peeve.

34% mentioned being micromanaged as another big one.

32% said that loud talkers annoy them hugely.

So if you want to wake up in an emergency room, just use a condescending tone and a loud voice when publicly reprimanding someone you’ve micromanaged.

Or, you might want to do the exact opposite: Use an upbeat tone at a normal volume when openly praising an empowered employee for making a good decision.

Sometimes we just need to be reminded of the basics, right?

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