From the Blogs: Toxic Talent: Why High-Performing Jerks Aren't Worth the Trouble

March 17, 2017

From the Blogs: Toxic Talent: Why High-Performing Jerks Aren't Worth the Trouble

Blogger Harrison Reed considers the deep-reaching effects of having a jerk at the helm in a healthcare (or any) workplace in the In Practice blog.

Low morale, high absence rates, stressed workers, low productivity, resignations, and high costs of replacing workers are just some of the consequences of having an abusive person in a position of power in the workplace. In healthcare, data show it can also lead to lower patient satisfaction and even higher mortality. Blogger Harrison Reed makes the case for healthcare administrators to clean house of jerks, even high-performing ones, in this week's In Practice blog.

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