Hell hath no fury like a sidelined employee

12/6/2010 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Workforce

Managers who deliberately leave certain workers out of the loop, whether for strategic, political or pragmatic reasons, could be causing themselves major headaches down the line, writes Heidi Grant Halvorson, a motivational psychologist. Sidelined employees don't just get annoyed, they start questioning the foundations of their workplace relationships, Halvorson writes. "The short-term gains could be far outweighed by the significant losses of trust, cooperation, loyalty and motivation you create," she warns.

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