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Yelling at Work Persists Despite Awareness of Ill Effects

The behavior in the workplace can become traumatic

The results of the eighth Marketplace-Edison Research Poll show that the majority of American workers think a warm, friendly environment is important on the job. But that hasn’t stopped a lot of yelling at work.

About half of the workers polled reported having been yelled at by a coworker, while more than a third admitted to yelling themselves.

Yelling can take many forms in the workplace, from expressions of frustration to outright hostility, but according to Liane Davey, a business strategist and author of “The Good Fight,” it all comes from essentially the same place.

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