Executive Peer Pressure

Competition among peers has grown in recent years to uncouth levels. What are we doing to prevent and enhance employee relationships?

The Daily Brief

Every individual has experienced peer pressure at some point in their lives, often beginning in early childhood. While we like to think we have outgrown the playground, adults still regularly succumb to peer pressure. It is the responsibility of strong leaders to ensure that the peer pressure within their organisation is carefully managed to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

The primary concern when it comes to peer pressure is the tendency for even the most ethical individuals to avoid saying ‘no’, participating in behaviours they would not have otherwise to avoid damaging their social station.

However, this same desire to avoid discomfort can encourage employees to maintain and model appropriate behaviours. If managers can build a strong sense of teamwork within their group with a focus on productivity, a positive organisational culture will quickly take over the office.

Peer pressure can become a managerial asset when teams are…

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