Quarter of staff have experienced office rage

East Anglia has the angriest employees in the UK with a
third having witnessed “office rage”.

Research commissioned by HR consultancy Eden Brown shows
that a quarter of staff in the UK have experienced angry and violent outbursts
at work.

The survey of 2,000 employees across the country shows that
other office rage hotspots include Wales and Greater London, with 29 per cent
of staff in these areas having witnessed outbursts.

“For office rage to become a fairly recognisable occurrence
it indicates a change in working practices, whether due to a more competitive
environment in almost every walk of life or to mounting pressures for
performance and results,” said Ian Wolter, managing director of Eden Brown.

Other findings in the survey reveal that one in five people
felt they had been discriminated against at work, with ageism being the most
common.

By Karen Higginbottom

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