International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Human Resource Management | India | Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022

Strategy to Combat Incivility in the Work Place

Ranjan Jyoti Sarma [4]

Abstract: A growing body of research explores workplace incivility, defined as low-intensity deviant workplace behaviour with an ambiguous intent to harm. In the 15 years since the theoretical introduction of the workplace incivility construct, research in this domain has taken off, albeit in a variety of directions. We review the extant body of research on workplace incivility and note the multitude of samples, sources, methodologies, and instrumentation used. In this review article, we provide an organized review of the extant body of work that encompasses three distinct types of incivility: experienced, witnessed, and instigated incivility. These three types of incivility serve as the foundation for a series of comprehensive models in which we integrate extant empirical research. In the last part of this review article, we suggest directions for future research that may contribute to this growing body of work. This article discusses the role of several constructs, such as workplace relational civility (WRC), positive relational management (PRM), and emotional intelligence (EI), as possible primary preventive resources to effectively deal with interpersonal mistreatment in the workplace (i.e., incivility). Since women endure workplace incivility more frequently than men, their well-being is particularly at risk. Thus, the possibilities for further research and primary prevention interventions in line with the achievement of the fifth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 5) are discussed.

Keywords: Incivility, Employee relations, primary prevention, positive relational management, emotional intelligence

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022,

Pages: 594 - 599

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