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Jerks at Work How to Deal with Them
Introduction <ul><li>The vast majority of people in any given business are nice. </li></ul><ul><li>They’re helpful, sympat...
Introduction <ul><li>Only a tiny minority are unpleasant or abrasive. </li></ul>
Jerk - Definition <ul><li>A stupid person who does not cares about the effect of his actions. </li></ul>
Jerk – Main Features <ul><li>Lack of respect. </li></ul><ul><li>Offensive approach. </li></ul><ul><li>He is arrogant and b...
Why do we have jerks at work? <ul><li>HR won’t let me fire the jerk. </li></ul><ul><li>He is much better at confrontation ...
Jerk – Main Outcomes <ul><li>He creates a feeling of insatisfaction inside the company. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress and fierc...
Jerk – Main Outcomes <ul><li>Make people unhappy at work and thereby cause stress and increase absenteeism </li></ul><ul><...
Jerk – Main Outcomes <ul><li>Create more jerks - because jerkism can be contagious.  </li></ul><ul><li>Inhibit teamwork an...
Jerk – Ways to Deal <ul><li>Rate your employees. </li></ul><ul><li>Give a chance of changes for our employees. </li></ul><...
Lico Reis Consultoria  & Línguas P rof. Roberto Lico Reis www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linke...
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Jerks At Work

  1. 1. Jerks at Work How to Deal with Them
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>The vast majority of people in any given business are nice. </li></ul><ul><li>They’re helpful, sympathetic, likable and quite good people. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Only a tiny minority are unpleasant or abrasive. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Jerk - Definition <ul><li>A stupid person who does not cares about the effect of his actions. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Jerk – Main Features <ul><li>Lack of respect. </li></ul><ul><li>Offensive approach. </li></ul><ul><li>He is arrogant and believes he is always right. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of common sense. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why do we have jerks at work? <ul><li>HR won’t let me fire the jerk. </li></ul><ul><li>He is much better at confrontation than I am. </li></ul><ul><li>He has specialized skills. </li></ul><ul><li>He owns our most important customers. </li></ul><ul><li>He has friends in high places. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Jerk – Main Outcomes <ul><li>He creates a feeling of insatisfaction inside the company. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress and fierce competition. </li></ul><ul><li>Demotivation and poor team-working. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Jerk – Main Outcomes <ul><li>Make people unhappy at work and thereby cause stress and increase absenteeism </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the motivation of those around them. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Jerk – Main Outcomes <ul><li>Create more jerks - because jerkism can be contagious. </li></ul><ul><li>Inhibit teamwork and team spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Harm productivity for all of the above reasons. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Jerk – Ways to Deal <ul><li>Rate your employees. </li></ul><ul><li>Give a chance of changes for our employees. </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze the performance and behavior of your team. </li></ul><ul><li>Have nice conversations among the group. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Lico Reis Consultoria & Línguas P rof. Roberto Lico Reis www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linkedin: www.migre.me/1d9r Twitter: @licoreis

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