"A bad apple, at least at work, can spoil the whole barrel. And there's research to prove it. Host Ira Glass talks to Will Felps, a professor at Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands, who designed an experiment to see what happens when a bad worker joins a team. Felps divided people into small groups and gave them a task.
One member of the group would be an actor, acting either like a jerk, a slacker or a depressive. And within 45 minutes, the rest of the group started behaving like the bad apple."
The above is from This American Life episode "Ruining it for the Rest of Us" listen to it.
- This is a great example of some earlier posts about "Should Team Members be Friends";
Thanks to Hans Mundahl for bringing this to my attention.
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