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NUS study: Bosses who joke with employees may encourage bad behaviour

13 April 2017 | Research

Asst Prof Sam Yam from the Dept of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School conducted a study which revealed that ‘aggressive humour’ by bosses could encourage employees to engage in deviant behaviour, which includes being chronically absent from work, ignore a manager’s instructions, share confidential information, falsify financial claims or drink alcohol on the job.

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