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The modern American workplace is full of unwritten rules that cause employee stress, found a survey by Bridge, a talent-management platform for businesses. The survey of 1,000 office employees was carried out by Qualtrics, and asked employees about their work habits, culture, and overall engagement.
Working longer hours, schmoozing, and yukking it up with the boss: this collection of invisible rules was believed to be at least moderately important in getting a promotion.
- 78% believed working more hours is at least “moderately important” in being promoted.
- 53% believed that playing workplace politics was moderately important in being promoted.
- 50% believed that socializing outside work was a factor in being promoted
- 43% believed that feigning interested in their “boss’s dumb story” was at moderately important in being promoted