Steer clear of rude coworkers. They’re not just bad for morale — they can also make you more mistake-prone.
Constantly dealing with rude coworkers or abusive bosses? Whether you’re the victim of unkind words or simply witness them directed at others, workplace rudeness is associated with poor performance. According to a review in the British Medical Journal, novices are particularly susceptible to making mistakes when exposed to office tension. When working on important projects, try to avoid toxic or negative people by putting on headphones or establishing a “do not disturb” zone.