Most Indian professionals feel irritated at work

By : |September 30, 2011 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: LinkedIn, professional networking site for professionals has released data about the top office pet peeves for professionals in India and abroad.

[image_library_tag 023/17023, align=”left” width=”150″ height=”103″ title=”LinkedIn” alt=”LinkedIn” border=”0″ vspace=”5″ hspace=”5″ complete=”complete” ,default]India was the number one most peeved country, out of the 16 countries LinkedIn conducted the research in, said a report.

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For professionals in India the top three office pet peeves were:

* People not taking ownership for their actions
* Loud talkers / people who take calls on speakerphone
* Constant complainers

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"Many a time, professionals do not realize that their behavior is a peeve for others. This unknowingly impacts professional relationships and also poses a challenge to employee productivity and success. Etiquette in the workplace is critical to building your professional profile and also boosts your performance and career,” said Hari V Krishnan, country manager at LinkedIn India.

He further added that as a nation with so many cultures and languages, it is essential to be aware of our behavioural quirks, especially in a professional setting.

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Gender differences

The report added that 68 per cent of Indian women were bothered by "clothing that’s too revealing for the workplace," while only 48 per cent of Indian men surveyed said that was a problem.

The Swedish are the most tolerant of what others wear in the workplace, but there is still a gender split: revealing clothing irritates 35 per cent of the women in Sweden, but only 12 per cent of the men, the report added.

Regardless of nationality or gender, however, the number one pet peeve of all professionals (selected by 78 per cent of the more than 17,000 surveyed globally) is "people not taking ownership for their actions." 

And, special note to job seekers: hiring managers (69 per cent) in India are much more peeved than non-hiring managers (58 per cent) by people "showing up late for meetings."

Some of the interesting differences which came across countries and cultures includes:

* Indians react more negatively to irritating mobile phone ringtones
* Americans get more irritated than other nationals by co-workers taking others’ food from the office refrigerator
* Brazilians are the most annoyed of any national group by excessive gossiping
* Germans are annoyed by dirty common areas (the community microwave or refrigerator) more than the rest of the world
* Japanese are more peeved by office pranks than others

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