What the $#%&!

Filed under: by: sknaB nolA

Huh, who knew?
clipped from news.bbc.co.uk
Swearing at work helps employees cope with stress, academics at a Norfolk university have said.

A study by Norwich's University of East Anglia (UEA) into leadership styles found the use of "taboo language" boosted team spirit.

Professor Yehuda Baruch, professor of management, warned that attempts to prevent workers from swearing could have a negative impact.

But Professor Baruch discouraged swearing in front of customers.

'Maintaining solidarity'

He said: "In most scenarios, in particular in the presence of customers or senior staff, profanity must be seriously discouraged or banned.

"However, our study suggested that, in many cases, taboo language serves the needs of people for developing and maintaining solidarity, and as a mechanism to cope with stress. Banning it could backfire.

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On 10:43 PM , fumanchu said...

Fuckin' A.

On 11:11 PM , sknaB nolA said...

Wow, I feel less stressed. Thanks fumanchu :)

On 5:56 PM , Katester said...

Wow, you should really not be stressed at all if this is the case.