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The Effect Of "Toxic" Workers In The Office


You've heard the phrase: it only takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch.

In this segment we ask if workplaces stuck with so-called toxic workers also suffer that kind of blight.

Michael Housman is a workplace analyst whose studied the problem of "toxic workers," using data from hundreds of thousands of employees.

He joins us to talk about the damage one crummy or even criminal attitude can reap on an office full of people, and exactly how much a bad apple costs the company.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.