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The high cost of losing value at work

RTWMatters team

Supervisors need to recognise that workers who feel socially devalued at work suffer health and wellbeing consequences, according to experts who conducted a massive review of the available research.

Incivility. Aggressive or abusive supervision. Bullying. Social exclusion. Harassment. Physical, verbal or emotional violence. Interpersonal conflict. Hostility. Lack of justice. These are all examples of social experiences (also known as social stressors, i.e. things that cause stress) that can lead people to feel devalued at work. Now a massive review, examining the results of 557 previous studies, has found that these social stressors influenc...

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