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Business Insider: The habit that creates a culture of distrust at work


Copying your boss into an email to your colleague could backfire, says a study by David De Cremer, KPMG Professor in Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School. Cc’ing supervisors into emails between co-workers, even if done in good faith, erodes trust between office colleagues and fosters a broader organisational culture of fear. “The more often you include a supervisor on emails to co-workers, the less trusted those co-workers feel,” says Professor De Cremer.

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