Coworker Sabotage

By Robert Half August 20, 2015 at 7:05am

COWORKER SABOTAGE

Advertising and marketing executives were asked:
In the course of your career, has a colleague ever tried to make you look bad on the job?

IN 2015, THEY SAID: IN 2008, THEY SAID:
YES 31% 50%
NO 65% 48%
DON’T KNOW/NO ANSWER 4% 2%

What is the best action to take when a colleague tries to make you look bad on the job?

IN 2015, THEY SAID: IN 2008, THEY SAID:
CONFRONT THE PERSON DIRECTLY 41% 70%
NOTIFY THE PERSON’S MANAGER OR HUMAN RESOURCES 40% 10%
ALERT YOUR COLLEAGUES TO THE SITUATION 10% 5%
DO NOTHING 6% 5%
OTHER/DON’T KNOW 3% 10%

Source: The Creative Group surveys of more than 400 U.S. advertising and marketing executives in 2015 and 250 U.S. advertising and marketing executives in 2008

© 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

What should you do when a colleague tries to make you look bad on the job? See what advertising and marketing executives told The Creative Group.

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