Sunday, July 14, 2013

Profanity In The Workplace

#@#$! Is There Any Place For Profanity In The Workplace? - Forbes: "It is worth noting here that studies show swearing can actually be a source of pain relief. When mixed with a bit of humor, a bad word now and then can actually jolt our brains into more expansive, tolerant and creative thinking spaces that make us better problem solvers. (On the other hand, one of my favorite religious leaders and speakers, Spencer W. Kimball, noted in one of his writings, “Profanity is the attempt of a feeble mind to express itself.” I tend to agree. Do we not possess the intellect to find a more original way to communicate? Really?) Swearing clearly didn’t help Carol Bartz of Yahoo who famously reigned with a highly profane hand. Also bear in mind that according to a recent CareerBuilder  survey 64% of Americans think less of employees who swear, and 57% say they are less likely to promote someone who curses."

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