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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

The way we behave towards each other in the workplace has a direct impact on individual wellbeing, team performance and organisational results. This belief has underpinned our work at Focal Point for over 20 years and has never been more relevant. We are privileged to work with a huge variety of organisations wanting to get workplace behaviour and culture right - and to tackle the inappropriate behaviour that may get in the way of this. Supported by our fantastic team of facilitators and coaches, we are able to make a real difference to peoples’ lives as well as organisational performance. Having worked in both large businesses at management level and in 2 start ups at director level, I am able to combine hands on experience of growing and managing teams - and the associated challenges in creating the right culture - with over 20 years in learning and development. I hold the Certificate in Training Practice and am a member of CIPD. When I am not supporting clients or developing the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...

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