We’ve all encountered rude people at work, and most of us can just brush it off-understanding that we’re not at fault; the rude person is. However, a new study found out that rudeness can literally be deadly.
A new study, “The Impact of Rudeness on Medical Team Performance: A Randomized Trial” found that rudeness damages the ability to think and make decisions. In a medical setting, that can be absolutely deadly. NY Magazine explained that the researchers set up 24 medical teams with the job of diagnosing and treating a potentially fatal case of necrotizing enterocolitis, in a premature infant.
When the researchers told the participants that they were “not impressed with the quality of medicine in Israel” (where the study occurred) among other insults, they performed at a much lower level than the control group. Overall, there was a 52 percent difference in performance between the teams that heard the rude comments and the control groups.
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