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Is banter upsetting your employees?

Camaraderie between colleagues leads to a stronger connection to the company itself, according to a study titled ‘A Meta-Analytic Review of Social Identification and Health in Organizational Contexts.’ However, sometimes banter can get misconstrued and can borderline harassment. One in ten employees say that ‘banter’ crosses the line once a day, and one in four say it affects their communication with others, according to a recent survey by Focal Point Training. The research also found that one in five believes that two hours of their working day is wasted on workplace jocularity and they find it demotivating. ... Read more