But after a few years working as a success coach alongside those in industries as diverse as software development, media production, materials manufacturing, engineering, product sales, and professional services, I can assure you that jerks find work pretty much everywhere. Perhaps worst of all, sometimes the boss is a jerk. Life events have an affect on our behavior. So when a non-jerk starts acting like a jerk, perhaps the best place to begin is with some difficult-to-muster compassion. Look for an opportunity to provide help — get others who seek beneficial outcomes like a manager or HR representative involved or simply offer to listen. Of course ignoring the behavior does nothing to change it.
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This article raises a number of issues, especially regarding the practice of organizational research. An central theme that is only slightly below the surface concerns the nature of organizational studies as a discipline. Pfeffer rightly criticizes the myopic focus on market success and suggests that other dependent variables are also relevant, variables more directly related to other aspects of human wellbeing. What he does not ask is where the notion of human wellbeing derives from. Both organizational practice and organizational research presuppose as proffer notions of human wellbeing. The nature of human wellbeing should become an explicit theme of organizational research.
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Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Share credit. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.