It’s not easy to reprimand an employee, but above all it is never pleasant. Generally, we prefer congratulations to remonstrations. But beware; tolerating behaviour at work that is not professional or does not comply with office rules or even unsatisfactory work (and accepting it in the meanwhile) is ultimately condoning it. And at the same time, in the eyes of the employee in question and his co-workers, it’s legitimizing a situation that should not be legitimized. In time, the problem that will arise is the erosion of the manager’s credibility and the insidious introduction of a sense of injustice, particularly demotivating for employees who do comply with requirements.
The new Pinocchios – benevolent liars or professional scammers? What do they have in common: Scott Thompson, Jean-Pierre Gaillard, Phillippe Berre and Frank Abagnale? They lied about their diplomas or professional qualifications during their selection process
Recent studies published in credible journals have shown that nice people as well as ugly people earned less in the workplace. So if you want to get a bigger pay cheque, it’s clearly better to be good-looking—based on traditional beauty standards (although this remains debatable)—and disagreeable. What can you do, though, if you are naturally nice with average looks?