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The benefits of bad language at work

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 12 June 2017




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A new study published in the Journal of Managerial Psychology has revealed that swearing at work has positive benefits for staff morale. The results are in stark contrast to the traditional view of swearing at work as a purely negative, aggressive activity.

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(2017), "The benefits of bad language at work", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 10-12.



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