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#202863 - 2nd Feb 2008 5:36am Swearing at work can 'cut stress'
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Swearing at work helps employees cope with stress, academics at a Norfolk university have said.

A study by Norwich's University of East Anglia (UEA) into leadership styles found the use of "taboo language" boosted team spirit.

Professor Yehuda Baruch, professor of management, warned that attempts to prevent workers from swearing could have a negative impact.

But Professor Baruch discouraged swearing in front of customers.

'Maintaining solidarity'

He said: "In most scenarios, in particular in the presence of customers or senior staff, profanity must be seriously discouraged or banned.

"However, our study suggested that, in many cases, taboo language serves the needs of people for developing and maintaining solidarity, and as a mechanism to cope with stress. Banning it could backfire.

"Managers need to understand how their staff feel about swearing.

"The challenge is to master the art of knowing when to turn a blind eye to communication that does not meet with their own standards."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/norfolk/7047536.stm

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#202866 - 2nd Feb 2008 9:51am Re: Swearing at work can 'cut stress' [Re: Pomp]
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f_uckin right it helps.
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#202911 - 2nd Feb 2008 3:01pm Re: Swearing at work can 'cut stress' [Re: MrPhil]
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i swear like a trooper in work, my boss doesn't hear cos she works days and i work nights.

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#202917 - 2nd Feb 2008 3:05pm Re: Swearing at work can 'cut stress' [Re: Cali_16v]
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I swear all the time at home wink

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#202920 - 2nd Feb 2008 3:15pm Re: Swearing at work can 'cut stress' [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean]
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my mate at work neal says nothing but fooking this and pissing that raftl

im always swearing when stressed or feeling upset at work and it does help smile
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