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Is workplace banter costing UK business?

Posted by Tracy Powley 14/11/16

WhisperingWe recently conducted a survey asking managers and employees across a range of organisations how “banter” affects their day to day work.

While it is clear that banter can have a very positive effect, building team spirit and motivating, there is a point that it can cross the line and start to have a negative impact on working relationships and results.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the survey – to our knowledge there hasn’t been much research done into this area of working life and the results offer much food for thought.

We have summarised the responses in the infographic below.

Banter Survey Results

Please contact us for more information about the survey or for how we may support your organisation where behaviour is having a negative impact.

Call us on 01903 732 782 for a confidential discussion about how we can help support you in managing tricky people issues at work, email us or contact us.

Tracy Powley
Tracy Powley

Stella Chandler and I founded Focal Point on a shared belief that a training course run in isolation doesn't work. We passionately believe there must be support both before and after the training or coaching session itself for it to make a difference. When I am not facilitating sessions with clients or looking at ways to grow the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...

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