Our research on counterproductive work behaviour

30/05/2018

In collaboration with Bond University, Australia, we are researching factors that may contribute to increased levels of  CWB, proposing the dark triad (DT) of personality traits as a possible explanation.

The recurrence of counterproductive work behaviour (CWB) has sparked major concern amongst organisations and researchers. CWB is conceptualised as behaviours undertaken against the interests of an organisation and can cause direct harm to an organisation, employees, and clientele. Types of CWB include bullying, absenteeism, lateness, incivility, aggression, failing to follow directions correctly or completing work incorrectly. In collaboration with Bond University, Australia, we are researching factors that may contribute to increased levels of CWB, proposing the dark triad (DT) of personality traits as a possible explanation. The DT is inclusive of Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy, and has been linked empirically to a variety of negative outcomes in the workplace (Board and Fritzon, 2005). Our research seeks to expand on research by investigating the link between CWB and DT personalities.

To find out more about peoplewise's reserach get in touch via contactus@peoplewise.co.uk

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