Description: Some of the biggest complaints about corporate life concern co-workers—and what self-interested jerks they can be. Turns out there’s something to the complaints. People at work act more calculating, are more cynical about favors, and are less likely to reciprocate good deeds to co-workers than they are to acquaintances outside work, Stanford researchers say in a forthcoming Academy of Management Discoveries paper.
Date: Feb 13, 2015
Questions for Discussions:
- Summarize the highlights of worker behavior as reported in this study.
- Do you think these interpretations are fair, given the experimental design?
- What do these results suggest to management that wish to encourage greater team collaboration?