Tips on How to Spot Jerks Before They’re Hired

Tips on How to Spot a Jerk Before They’re Hired

Conflicting ChemistryConflicting Chemistry

83% of IT professionals surveyed said they’ve worked with a jerk within the last five years.

Most Common Types of Jerks in ITMost Common Types of Jerks in IT

The know-it-all: 30%, The bully: 26%, The complainer: 21%

Consequences of Working With Jerks: Sinking SpiritsConsequences of Working With Jerks: Sinking Spirits

59% of surveyed IT workers said working with a jerk results in low employee morale.

Consequences of Working With Jerks: Siloed EffortConsequences of Working With Jerks: Siloed Effort

42% said working with this kind of colleague results in workers taking on a lone-wolf mentality, as they prefer to work alone.

Consequences of Working With Jerks: Quality ControlConsequences of Working With Jerks: Quality Control

40% said this situation results in decreased work quality.

Consequences of Working With Jerks: Dysfunction JunctionConsequences of Working With Jerks: Dysfunction Junction

34% said it results in the inability to get work done.

Lesser of Two Evils, Part ILesser of Two Evils, Part I

48% of tech employees would rather sit in a middle seat on an international flight than work with a jerk.

Lesser of Two Evils, Part IILesser of Two Evils, Part II

20% would rather get a root canal than work with a jerk, and the same percentage said they’d prefer to take a lower position in another department than work with this sort of person.

Top Workforce Satisfaction DriversTop Workforce Satisfaction Drivers

Positive relationships among colleagues: 43%, Office location: 27%, Culture: 15%

Personal ConfessionPersonal Confession

One out of five tech pros admit that they’ve been an office jerk themselves.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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