VIDEO: Is workplace rudeness becoming more common? studies say so.

Updated: January 31, 2020 09:25 AM
Created: January 30, 2020 07:38 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS)--Studies show that rude behavior in the workplace is becoming more common.

A study published by the American Psychological Association says that 'rudeness' can be as contagious as a common cold. Data from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago says that the number of people that feel like they're not being treated with respect, has gone up since 2002. 


However, a study by the Academy of Management found that a majority of employees reported experiencing incivility in the past year, but most of it came from only a small number of coworkers. 

Betsy Singer sat with a workplace culture expert, Cheri Perry, who went in-depth on the issue and tells people how to respond to it. 

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