Swearing at Work Good for You

My only problem with this entire article is, I work at home….
clipped from news.bbc.co.uk
Swearing at work helps employees cope with stress, academics at a Norfolk university have said.


A study by Norwich’s University of East Anglia (UEA) into leadership styles found the use of “taboo language” boosted team spirit.


Professor Yehuda Baruch, professor of management, warned that attempts to prevent workers from swearing could have a negative impact.


But Professor Baruch discouraged swearing in front of customers.


‘Maintaining solidarity’


He said: “In most scenarios, in particular in the presence of customers or senior staff, profanity must be seriously discouraged or banned.


“However, our study suggested that, in many cases, taboo language serves the needs of people for developing and maintaining solidarity, and as a mechanism to cope with stress. Banning it could backfire.

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