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Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

The Downside of Being
Nice at Work
Http:??www.bbc.com/capital/story/20130905-the-downs...
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Being a Nice Employee
• Has Positive and
Negative Aspects
• Creates Good
Relationships...
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

• Is being nice
really bad?
• Being a nice
employee
• Being a nice boss
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Ethnographic
Research
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Observations
Rick, the vice president, was very energetic and
nice. He did not say one...
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Observations
Paul kept talking about how he gets mad that
one of his co workers always...
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Observations
Paul's inspiration was his penguin because it
reminded him of his daughte...
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Observations
Karen, a short woman with red hair
always talked in an aggressive voice
a...
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Observations
The other workers don’t really talk to her
because her office is in the c...
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Observations
Mr. Tadlo, the boss, has a great
relationship with all of his workers
esp...
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Observations
This is an example of how being nice can
create good relationships which ...
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Ethnographic Research

Rick and his wife

Bosses office

Organized Keys in office

Bos...
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Ethnographic Research

Interesting cell tower

Paul's Computer

Paul’s Office

Paul’s ...
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Ethnographic Research

Rick’s Office

Color coded Post-its

Karen’s Office

Karen’s Ca...
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Professor Klinkowstein

Ethnographic ResearchEnvironment
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Ethnographic Research-Environment
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Ethnographic ResearchEnvironment
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Ethnographic ResearchEnvironment
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Diagonals_Visual Research
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Professor Klinkowstein

Archs_Visual Research
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Irregular Shapes_Visual Research
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Professor Klinkowstein

Grids_Visual Research
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Professor Klinkowstein

Monochromes_Visual Research
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Professor Klinkowstein

Neutrals_Visual Research
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Professor Klinkowstein

Highkey_Visual Research
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Professor Klinkowstein

Lowkey_Visual Research
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Professor Klinkowstein
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Professor Klinkowstein
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Cheer Chew
Cheer Chew is a flavored Gum that contains a
small percent of laughing gas ...
Nick Perez

Professor Klinkowstein

Cheer Chew
The laughing gas creates a rise in the sensation
of happiness. It makes the...
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  1. 1. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein The Downside of Being Nice at Work Http:??www.bbc.com/capital/story/20130905-the-downside-of-nice-at-work
  2. 2. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein
  3. 3. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Being a Nice Employee • Has Positive and Negative Aspects • Creates Good Relationships • Shows Weakness
  4. 4. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein • Is being nice really bad? • Being a nice employee • Being a nice boss
  5. 5. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Ethnographic Research
  6. 6. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Observations Rick, the vice president, was very energetic and nice. He did not say one mean thing but was well respected in the office. He had a decoration in his office that said “Make it Happen”. He said that it inspired him to do his best.
  7. 7. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Observations Paul kept talking about how he gets mad that one of his co workers always asks him if the boss left yet. At the meeting I attended, these two were arguing and nothing got resolved.
  8. 8. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Observations Paul's inspiration was his penguin because it reminded him of his daughter who loves penguins
  9. 9. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Observations Karen, a short woman with red hair always talked in an aggressive voice and it seemed like she was always bossy
  10. 10. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Observations The other workers don’t really talk to her because her office is in the corner and she is also very sarcastic. However I did ask what inspires her and she said her plane. She said it reminded her of her dad who was a pilot.
  11. 11. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Observations Mr. Tadlo, the boss, has a great relationship with all of his workers especially Rick and Paul. They joke around and listen to each others ideas but at the same time they have fun
  12. 12. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Observations This is an example of how being nice can create good relationships which leads to a better workplace. He also has something that inspires him. A cardholder with golf decorations that his son gave him.
  13. 13. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Ethnographic Research Rick and his wife Bosses office Organized Keys in office Bosses office Picture of Rick’s son Rick’s office
  14. 14. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Ethnographic Research Interesting cell tower Paul's Computer Paul’s Office Paul’s office/workload Paul’s Billboard Interesting Decoration
  15. 15. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Ethnographic Research Rick’s Office Color coded Post-its Karen’s Office Karen’s Calendar Paul's Office Paul’s Files
  16. 16. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Ethnographic ResearchEnvironment
  17. 17. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Ethnographic Research-Environment
  18. 18. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Ethnographic ResearchEnvironment
  19. 19. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Ethnographic ResearchEnvironment
  20. 20. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Diagonals_Visual Research
  21. 21. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Archs_Visual Research
  22. 22. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Irregular Shapes_Visual Research
  23. 23. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Grids_Visual Research
  24. 24. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Monochromes_Visual Research
  25. 25. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Neutrals_Visual Research
  26. 26. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Highkey_Visual Research
  27. 27. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Lowkey_Visual Research
  28. 28. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein
  29. 29. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein
  30. 30. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Cheer Chew Cheer Chew is a flavored Gum that contains a small percent of laughing gas in the center which is dispersed when chewed.
  31. 31. Nick Perez Professor Klinkowstein Cheer Chew The laughing gas creates a rise in the sensation of happiness. It makes the brain think more innovatively instead of being negative and close minded. The gum could be used to relieve stress in the workplace.
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