Productive and Counterproductive Workplace Behaviors
The workplace is a platform where various types of behaviors are expressed. These behaviors have varied ramifications on employees and the organization as a whole. In this paper, the terms productive and counterproductive workplace behaviors will be defined, the impacts of these two types of behaviors on job performance and organizational performance described, and the strategies for enhancing productive behaviors and mitigating counterproductive behaviors explored.
Productive workplace behaviors are employee voluntary behaviors that impact positively on the organization or its employees (Bukhari & Ali, 2009, p. 85). They embody showing altruism to other workers, encouraging clients to invest in the company, defending ...