Survey uncovers bawdy antics in the boardroom

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Survey uncovers bawdy antics in the boardroomOn 8 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today The boardroom is becoming more like a late night comedy club, if the latestresearch is to be believed. The use of slang, mild swearing and cracking of politically incorrect jokesare now deemed acceptable in many business situations, according to the majorityof company directors in the Aziz Management Communications Index. The research reveals that 57 per cent of the 200 company directors surveyedthink that politically-incorrect but funny jokes should be allowed in internalconversations and meetings, and a further 17 per cent believe they should beallowed at any time. Nearly two-thirds of respondents think slang should be permitted in internalmeetings and 21 per cent believe it is acceptable at any time. The use of mildswear words is deemed acceptable by 45 per cent of directors in informalmeetings and by a further 14 per cent in all situations. Women are more likely than men to take offence at politically incorrectjokes. last_img

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