Integrity Moments - November 7, 2017

 

Ostracized Workers

An Association for Psychological Science article highlighted some startling revelations. It discovered that ostracizing or ignoring a worker can cause more harm than harassing that worker.

A research team from the University of Ottawa conducted a survey of U.S. workers and discovered that more than 70% of respondents had experienced some form of exclusion in their workplace.

In addition, those who felt ostracized were significantly more likely to have suffered health problems and to have quit their jobs, than those who had been victims of harassment.

The Psalmist wrote in Psalm 68:6, “God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity.”

Although harassment is easier to identify, we need to remember those in our workplaces who are ignored or ostracized. Each person should feel cherished.

 

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