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!