The Marlin Company, a North Haven, Ct., workplace communications company, released the results of "Attitudes in the American Workplace VIII," with polling by Harris Interactive.
Other poll results found:
- Forty-three percent said that their company's management has not taken an active role in addressing workers' emotional concerns related to 9/11; 51 percent say people where they work have not fundamentally changed since 9/11 in terms of being more understanding of each other and being more cohesive as a team;
- Forty-one percent say they're more focused on home life since Sept. 11, while 55 percent say their priorities haven't changed.
- Some 69 percent of workers complained of gossip in the workplace, with 24 percent adding they've seen reputations damaged because of gossip or rumors.
- Thirty-one percent say rudeness is a problem in the workplace.
- Twenty-six percent admit they do not trust management to be honest and truthful and treat employees fairly.
Full details are available at www.themarlincompany.com/poll/media.htm.