SMB Now - Small & Medium Business Magazine, your one point of contact. Follow SMBNow on
These Social Networks
Follow SMBNow on LinkedInFollow us on Google+Follow us on Twitter
      Tuesday, October 16, 2018

 Subscribe in a reader

Editor Login / SMB Human Resources / Complaining About Difficult People A Big Time Drain
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
89 Update by Brawlin Melgar, Lead Publisher
Leave a Comment

Complaining About Difficult People A Big Time Drain survey finds that the majority of employees spend 1 or more hours a day complaining about or listening to others complain about difficult people.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 8, 2006 -- Based on a recent survey (, the majority of employees surveyed spend one or more hours a day complaining about or listening to others complain about difficult people.

The data indicate that organizations with cultures that tolerate or enable individuals who are difficult to work with are hurting their bottom line. In addition to the direct costs associated with the lost time, when people are preoccupied the difficult behavior of others, their ability to contribute at a higher more strategic and creative level is limited.

Specifically, when asked about time spent complaining about or listening to others complain about difficult people in an average day, of the 1358 people who completed's survey: 46 percent spend more than one hour; 12 percent spend one hour; 10 percent spend 45 minutes; 16 percent spend 30 minutes; and 12% spend 15 minutes.

A follow-up survey question asks, "How would you rate your ability to protect yourself from a difficult people at work?" This question's five potential answers along with results to date are available at: provides content in an intuitive, blog-style user interface. It highlights material from sources such as The Chicago Tribune,, Fast Company, The Harvard Business School as well as US and international government sites.

Completely free, is a sister site to ( and has several features for users:

-Tell A Friend: visitors can easily email specific news or resource links to a friend or business colleague.
-Vault: users can "bookmark" individual news or resource links along with their own personal notes in a secure repository for fast future reference.
-Discussion Forum: visitors can take part in a general discussion forum to post comments and questions for others.

Subjects covered include: difficult co-workers, problem employees, bad bosses, employee rights, harassment and discrimination, office politics and workplace psychology. And some examples of resources referenced on the site are: "Coping With Toxic Co-Workers," "On-line Screening For Personality Disorders," "How To Be Assertive Without Being Aggressive," "Overview of the Gentle Art Of Verbal Self-Defense," and "How To Work With Control Freaks."

# # #

Press Contact: Ian Donen
Company Name: THE CMR GROUP
Email: email protected from spam bots
Phone: 416-829-2237

SMB News Archive
  FREE SMB News Release
  Apply for the Rentacomputer CARES Scholarship

Computer and AV Rentals Nationwide


Security Cameras
Camera Security and Surveillance


Computer Service and Networking Nationwide
Computer Service Now


Laptop Rentals
Laptop/Notebook Rentals


Projector Rentals Nationwide
LCD Projector Rentals



If you have an SMB targeted company, please send SMB news story ideas to:
Visit other Xponex Web and Media News Publications
Main Street Monroe    Middletown USA

Copyright ©2018    Privacy Statement