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Human Resources: The real consequence of cc’ing the boss

A new study by David De Cremer, KPMG Professor in Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, says copying your boss into an email to your colleague could ‘backfire’. 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 and low psychological safety,” David says.