Forms of destructive relationships among the employees: how many and what the extent of the spread?

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Jolita Vveinhardt
Jūratė Kuklytė


Destructive behavior at work is one of the most important research topics affecting organizational performance standards and well-being. The article presented a scientific literature analysis and synthesis as well as the authors insight into destructive relationships in the work environment. There a various forms of destructive relationship in a workplace: mobbing, rare bullying, discrimination, nepotism, favoritism, cronyism, social ostracism, social loafing, organizational cynicism, depersonalization and cyber loafing. Destructive relationships shape the work environment has a negative impact on productivity, motivation, job satisfaction, health and promotes resignation. Destructive relationships among employees are explored in various sectors like transport and logistics, restaurants and catering, telecommunications, education and science and others.


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Jolita Vveinhardt, Vytautas Magnus University

Assoc. Prof. PhD. Jolita VveinhardtDepartment of ManagementFaculty of Economics and ManagementVytautas Magnus UniversityS. Daukanto Str. 28, LT-44246
Kaunas, Lithuania

Jūratė Kuklytė, Vytautas Magnus University

Master of Business and Management (Strategic Organizational Management) at Vytautas Magnus University Faculty of Economics and Management.


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