Research: How one bad employee can corrupt a whole team

Research: How one bad employee can corrupt a whole team

Stephen Dimmock and William C. Gerken

If an honest employee and a dishonest employee are working side by side, whose behavior is more likely to change to match that of their peer’s? Unfortunately, it’s much easier to learn bad behavior than good, according to research by Stephen Dimmock and William C. Gerken, authors of this Harvard Business Review report. In it, they drill down into the specifics of their research, including the factors that make employees more likely to mimic the bad behavior of their peers. Why is this research important? “Understanding why co-workers make similar choices about whether to commit misconduct can guide managers in preventing misconduct,” they write. Download this article to learn more. 

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