Watch your tongue

Inappropriate language was one of seven workplace issues explored in the research, along with bullying, verbal harassment, inappropriate emails, discrimination, racism and sexual harassment.

Bullying was the second most prominent concern from the employee perspective and third most prominent amongst managers and leaders behind verbal harassment.

LMA has reported its findings in its latest L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Employment and Direction) report. 

Workplace Chart

Workplace issues observed (2012)   Leaders Managers Employees
Inappropriate language 41 49 36
Bullying 28 40 33
Verbal harrassment 38 43 30
Inappropriate emails 25 24 21
Discrimination 19 23 16
Racism 10 16 12
Sexual harrassment 8 12 9
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