Office tempers hit boiling point

More
than half of the UK’s office workers have become so angry at work they have
nearly punched a colleague.

Research
by recruitment agency Pertemps reveals that 53 per cent of office staff have
nearly resorted to violence at work, with loud-mouthed colleagues who shout
across the office and talk over other people in meetings, the main causes of
anger.

IT
problems, such as malfunctioning computers, are also responsible for more than
half the frayed tempers, followed by excessive workloads and interruptions
while on the phone.

The
survey, which questioned 450 office workers in the UK, shows that 60 per cent
of respondents lose their temper at work regularly.

Although
men shout more often, women have the strongest desire to hit people. More than
half admit to the impulse compared to two-fifths of men.

Nearly
three-quarters of employees said they were less productive when in a bad mood,
and 15 per cent worked slower when their boss was angry for fear of making a
mistake.  www.pertemps.co.uk

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