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Recent research found that the most feared workplace horror among British workers is having a ‘bullying boss’ (28%), followed by having a toxic workplace culture (21%), team conflicts (10%), and unexpected overtime hours (10%).
Despite the rise of tech and new communication channels entering the workplace, ‘communication overload’ went bottom and was only chosen by 3% of employees as their most feared workplace horror.
With regards to mistakes at work that haunt employees the most, the more traditional error of calling a colleague by the wrong name ranked in first place (19%), followed by making an embarrassing typo on a document (18%) and sending a confidential email to the wrong contact (13%).
Almost half of employees prefer finishing early as rewards. Other than that, a company bonus scheme (27%), perks in the office such as table tennis, free snacks and coffee (18%) and free beers on Fridays (6%) are also appreciated.
Finally, here is a ranking of what a nightmare colleague would have done to annoy the respondents the most.
TOP 6 – NIGHTMARE CO-WORKERS
- Having bad manners (e.g. chewing food loudly and/or not cleaning up their dishes and mugs)
- Taking credit for others’ work
- Playing music extremely loudly
- Being an office slacker
- Drops by your desk unexpectedly
- Being envious of others
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