The ‘Bad Apple’ Syndrome

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‘A bad apple can spoil the whole bunch.’

On an average, we hit on this old adage 15 times a year, that’s what was concluded from a short language study that I conducted last year at the university. While you don’t regularly deal with barrel-sized quantities of fruit, in this case, context is the organisational culture, as to how one misfit can have a tremendously poisonous effect in your company.

  • Zero return on invested time
  • Continual mistakes
  • Lost credibility
  • Customer loss



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Supriya Sharma

Supriya Sharma

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