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The Real Costs of Keeping a Toxic Employee

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You know the type. They can't work with others. They're negative, volatile, and often disruptive. Some people call these toxic employees "bad apples." 


Another way to think of them? "Hurricane" employees because the damage they cause extends far beyond themselves. 


Michelle K. Duffy, a professor at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, says that hurricane employees can affect each organization differently. But, in general, they have the ability to "destroy the social fabric of the organisation by creating friction, drama, tension, and hostility among other employees".

The Learning Factor's insight:

Stellar performance doesn't excuse bad behaviour. Check just how much damage one bad apple can bring to your team and your bottom line.

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Liz Edgecombe's curator insight, November 21, 2013 9:33 PM

harmony in the work place means the whole team will perform above expectations. Dont be fixated just on output from each individual, there may be some gold hiding  in the team just waiting for an opportunity to shine.

Tony Phillips's curator insight, November 24, 2013 11:14 PM

I think we can all relate to this ;)

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