Joel Koopman

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    Uncivil behaviour in the workplace causes mental fatigue and is contagious

Uncivil behaviour in the workplace causes mental fatigue and is contagious

It is a common maxim that you should treat others the way you personally would want to be treated. This sentiment spills into the work environment when interacting with colleagues, in that we often are encouraged to treat others at work with respect and dignity. Sometimes, this notion is conveyed directly to employees during training programs, on company retreats, […]

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    Helping colleagues brings many benefits, but it may carry a cost

Helping colleagues brings many benefits, but it may carry a cost

“Do unto others.” The Golden Rule. As children, society socializes into us the value of helping others. Indeed, from an evolutionary standpoint, such activities were necessary to ensure the survival of the tribe in a hostile world. As it pertains to the workplace, helping others is no less important.

Although few job descriptions would list “helping co-workers” as an explicit […]