Deviant Workplace Behavior: Negative Effects on an Organization


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All of the following represent ways in which an employee might exhibit aggressive behavior in the workplace, EXCEPT _____.

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1. How might an employee exhibit unproductive behavior in the workplace?

2. How might an employee exhibit abuse of property in the workplace?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you about the types of deviant behavior that may arise in the workplace. You'll be asked to identify examples of particular types of behavior, and you'll need a general understanding of the effects of deviant behavior.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz/worksheet combo, you may check what you know about the following:

  • Example(s) of aggressive behavior in the workplace
  • Example(s) of unproductive behavior in the workplace
  • Example(s) of abuse of property in the workplace
  • How deviant behavior impacts a company
  • Facts about deviant behavior in the workplace

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as aggressive behavior and abuse of property
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the impact of deviant workplace behavior
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what constitutes unproductive behavior and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For further details, review the accompanying lesson, Deviant Workplace Behavior: Negative Effects on an Organization. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of 'deviant'
  • What drives deviant behavior in the workplace
  • Examples of each type of deviant behavior
  • Effects of deviant workplace behavior on a company's finances and personnel