Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Report, “Disrupting the Toxic Office”, Reveals Top Office Politics Challenges
- The report reveals the top adverse behavior in the workplace
- The survey aims to identify the current status of office politics
Rumor spreading, sucking up, blame gaming, backstabbing, and credit snatching were identified as the top office politics behaviors in a new survey and report from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, as featured in Bloomberg. The report, “Disrupting the Toxic Office,” seeks to identify the current status of office politics, top disruptors, whether office politics can be used for good, generational, and gender differences and how senior managers can address office politics in the U.S. workplace.
“Senior-level executives and team managers will benefit from the novel insights, problems, and ideas identified in this report.”
“Pepperdine Graziadio conducted this survey because we suspected many team and organizational problems stem from office politics. We know from research on toxic work cultures that there can be persistent communication breakdowns, disruptions, process deviations, compromised ethics, and employee stress– all of which can lead to recruitment and retention challenges,” said Dana Sumpter, PhD, Associate Professor of Organization Theory and Management, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. “Senior-level executives and team managers will benefit from the novel insights, problems, and ideas identified in this report.”
Read the full study here.