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Corporate Aggression

Another form of aggression—aggression toward your company—can be subtle and sinister. Aggression on the part of an employee toward the company for which he (or she) works has been the downfall of many career-minded persons. There is rarely anything personal about such a person’s aggressive behavior. Such a person seems to get along well enough with fellow workers and immediate supervisors. Instead, the aggression always seems to be directed toward the company itself. It isn’t just the top brass or middle management. It is the company. The employee often seems to hold his present plight (lackof progress or of personal adjustment to life) against the company.

In a very real sense, it is frustrating to work in any organization. Some rules must be followed. Some degree of conformity is expected. Some loss of individuality is usually necessary. Some people, however, seem to nurse their minor frustrations into one major hang-up against the organization itself. When aggression build up is permitted to happen, aggressive action of serious proportions frequently develops. The employee begins to fight a hypothetical monster that seems to be controlling her (or his) life without giving the person a chance to change. Often one hears expressions like these from such an individual:


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