The Price of Pettiness: Bad Behavior in the Workplace and How to Stomp it Out

  • 2h 20m
  • Alexander Alonso
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • 2019

Beyond the usual everyday annoyances and exasperations we all experience in the workplace, pettiness limits careers and opportunities on a broad scale and sometimes crosses the line into undeniably criminal behavior.

Based on research recently conducted by SHRM, this groundbreaking book examines the seemingly limitless depths of workplace pettiness–as well as the remarkable heights of creativity it seems to inspire in people–and delivers proven tools for anyone to spot pettiness and deal with it directly.

In addition to revealing the root cause of pettiness and what can be done to eliminate it, Dr. Alonso also offers insights into the personal and organizational costs associated with petty behavior and shows how HR can be its most fierce adversary.

But perhaps best of all, he shares some of the most incredible true stories about petty behavior in the workplace you’ll ever read!

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Studying Pettiness Scientifically
  • Examples of Petty Behavior—Trivial Incidents
  • Examples of Petty Behavior—Minor Incidents
  • Examples of Petty Behavior—Major Incidents
  • Examples of Petty Behavior—Significant Incidents
  • That’s Not Petty, That’s Criminal!
  • STOMPing Out Most Pettiness
  • Conclusion
  • References