A study from researchers at the University of Florida says that you're more likely to be rude toward your coworkers if you perceive rudeness in your office.
The New York Daily News breaks down the findings: the study observed 90 graduate schools as they role-played through various negotiation strategies. Some of the students rated their partners as rude — but those students were more likely to be considered to be rude themselves by a future partner. Which sounds a lot like a really sad dating history, but it's an interesting look into workplace dynamics: if a boss or colleague strikes you as brutish one day, maybe they're just coming off a really nasty encounter with their own boss or colleague.
"Part of the problem is that we are generally tolerant of these behaviors, but they're actually really harmful," said Trevor Foulk, lead author of the study. "Rudeness has an incredibly powerful negative effect on the workplace."
You don't have to watch a million episodes of Broad City to know that. Just revisit these hilarious clips of Nicole that they put on Instagram last season.
A video posted by abbi & ilana (@broadcity) on Feb 17, 2015 at 4:49pm PST
[via the New York Daily News]