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15 January 2009

The Ripple Effects of Assholes: When Women Are Treated Badly, Everyone Suffers

Just came across this old post from Bob Sutton (well known anti-asshole activist) is worth noting - in summary according to a study in the Journal of Applied Psychology:

"Witnessing the harassment or uncivil treatment of women at work is bad not only for female employees, but for the productivity of the whole organisation."

Read more here...

This in turn let me to ponder the interconnectedness of humans and reminded me of Donne's famous verse:

"...No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee..."

via Aide-mémoire

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