Poll: Bob Sutton's dirty dozen - the productivity destroyer

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(3 votes)
Which is the most destructive to productivity?
Personal insults
5.3% (5 votes)
Invading one's personal territory
4.2% (4 votes)
Uninvited personal contact
2.1% (2 votes)
Threats and intimidation, both verbal and non-verbal
20% (19 votes)
Sarcastic jokes and teasing used as insult delivery systems
11.6% (11 votes)
Withering email flames
1.1% (1 vote)
Public shaming or status degradation rituals
13.7% (13 votes)
Rude interruptions
9.5% (9 votes)
Status slaps intended to humiliate their victims
6.3% (6 votes)
Two-faced attacks
9.5% (9 votes)
Dirty looks
0% (0 votes)
Treating people as if they are invisible
16.8% (16 votes)

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3 Comments

Rebecca's picture
Open Source Champion

That was a challenge.

dragonbite's picture
Open Minded

That would have been my choice.

MrDaleR's picture

Most can be dealt with. Invisibility would be difficult to deal with.