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Being ignored more harmful to employees than workplace bullying

The feeling of exclusion in the workplace is more detrimental to employees than bullying from co-workers, according to a new Canadian study.

The University of British Columbia used surveys to study the effects of being ignored in the workplace. Ostracised employees were more likely to have a degraded sentiment towards their workplace belonging and commitment, a stronger incentive to quit their job, and have more health problems relating to their job.

Researchers also found ostracised workers were more likely to have quit their job over a three-year long study.

Read more at University of British Columbia

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