Don't Be Rude

Issue

Supervisors' perceptions of how fairly they are treated by their own supervisors can influence their subordinates' perceptions, attitudes, and behavior. We present a moderated mediation model that demonstrates how work group structure can enhance or constrain these effects.

Results show supervisors' perceptions of the fairness of the interaction treatment they receive relate to their subordinates' perceptions of interaction justice climate, and this relationship is stronger in work groups with more organic structures.

Furthermore, consistent with the moderated mediation prediction, interaction justice climate mediates the relationship between supervisors' perceptions of interaction justice and outcomes when work group structures are more organic. We discuss the implications of the findings for research on justice and trickle-down effects.

Rudeness Is Contagious and Spreads Like a Disease http://www.newsweek.com/rudeness-contagious-and-spreads-disease-397926#b...

Rude Behavior Spreads Like a Disease http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rude-behavior-spreads-like-a-d...

There's a new contagion we should be worried about: Rudeness http://peoplem.ag/yHfrZAx

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23477377

https://youtu.be/ViMF510wqWA