Women respond to rude behaviour at workplace by 'working harder'
Sydney, Mar 21 : Women react to rude and disrespectful behaviour in the workplace by working harder, a report has said.
According to Edith Cowan University school of psychology and social science senior lecturer Dr Jennifer Loh, while women often had to deal with more negative behaviour than men, men reacted by withdrawing.
Men who are treated rudely tended to react by taking longer breaks away from work and taking spurious sick days.
According to WA Today, the findings are from a study of 317 Australian white-collar workers that examines workplace incivility.
Loh, an organisational psychologist, said one possible reason for women's reaction to incivility in the workplace was the importance women tended to place on a good personal and social relationship with colleagues.
The study confirmed that women tended to be the targets of workplace incivility more often, the report said.
Women also tended to use more passive coping strategies to deal with workplace incivility, the report added.