Recommended Resource – The No Asshole Rule

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t
by Robert Sutton

About the Reference

The No Asshole Rule by Robert Sutton provides methods for constructively dealing with the workplace bullies, creeps, jerks, tyrants, tormentors, despots, backstabbers, and egomaniacs – regardless if they are seniors, peers, or subordinates. His research provides insight to the financial costs such hostilities have on an organization as well as the proven methods for effectively dealing with such ill-mannered individuals.

Benefits of Using this Reference

StrategyDriven Contributors like The No Asshole Rule because its well researched strategies for dealing with hostility in the workplace provide effective methods for isolating these negative influences and restoring personal effectiveness. We further appreciate the insight Dr. Sutton presents to enable the reader to recognize instances where his/her behavior creates workplace hostility and how to eliminate such behavior.

We believe workplace hostility is a leading contributor of diminished moral, reduced productivity, and elevated attrition; all of which poison an organization’s culture and hurt its bottom line. (See StrategyDriven‘s Diversity and Inclusion topic area.) Effectively dealing with such hostility not only benefits the organization but helps the individual by reducing stress and increasing effectiveness. Dr. Sutton’s actionable methods for recognizing, isolating, and dealing with workplace hostilities – for becoming part of the solution rather than a perpetuator of the problem – in a manner that improves individual productivity makes The No Asshole Rule a StrategyDriven recommended read.

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