Workplace incivility

A critical review and agenda for research and practice

Authored by: Ashlyn M. Patterson , Alexandra C. Chris , M. Gloria González-Morales

The Routledge Companion to Wellbeing at Work

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  May  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138955943
eBook ISBN: 9781315665979
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Have you ever been interrupted during a meeting? Has a coworker ever doubted your judgment on something over which you had responsibility? Although these behaviors may seem insignificant, they are examples of workplace incivility. Other examples of uncivil behaviors include: withholding information, ignoring or excluding someone, putting someone down, or addressing a coworker in unprofessional terms (Cortina, Kabat-Farr, Leskinen, Huerta, & Magley, 2013; Cortina, Magley, Williams, & Langhout, 2001; Pearson & Porath, 2009).

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