Tolerate anger at your own risk

November 15, 2012Article
Thompson Reuters

You have an employee with a hair-trigger temper. He shouts at his staff and recently stormed out of a meeting when a coworker questioned one of his ideas. However, when he's not yelling, he's a key contributor--a fact that has led your organization to ignore his outbursts. While you're not anxious to confront him, you worry your organization is at risk if it doesn't address this behavior. Should you be concerned?
Most employment experts will tell you yes. From liability for workplace violence to lost productivity and low morale, ignoring angry employees can bring significant harm.