Monday, February 27, 2012

The No Asshole Rule in One Company: A Simple Decision-Tree

Simply too good to pass up, here is a reblog from Bob Sutton's Work Matters site.   What I like about Bob's work is that it is common sense and no nonsense.  He tells it like it is and he is almost always right on.  

I recently posted an updated version  of People and Places that Use The No Asshole Rule.  In that spirit, a group of students in my class Organizational Behavior: An Evidence-Based Approach did a little case study of how a local start-up (with about 150 people now) is sustaining a civilized workplace.  I liked this simple decision-tree as it captures much of the essence of how to enforce the rule -- assuming they actually use this rather than just talk about it!
Jerk Decision Tree

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