Study: Being nice at the office doesn’t pay
Disagreeable men and women earn more than their polite counterparts. Is it time to start being a jerk?
You know that old cliché, “Nice guys finish last”? Turns out it’s true—in the workplace, at least.
Researchers at three universities (Notre Dame, Cornell, and the University of Western Ontario) published a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology that delved into agreeableness, income, and gender. The study was titled, “Do nice guys—and gals—really finish last?”
The answer to that question: Pretty much.
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