This explains why I make friends everywhere I go!
Common knowledge says spewing out profanity-laden language to let out your frustrations at work isn’t the best idea. That may be a misguided assumption, as a study published in the Leadership & Organization Development Journal has found that dropping a couple f-bombs on the job can actually go a long way. (h/t Business Insider)
The use of expletives in the workplace helps enhance group solidarity and serves as a mechanism for stress relief, according to the study conducted by researchers at the University of East Anglia. Researchers said that the interpretation of cuss words is more relevant than the “simplistic literal meaning.” The study acknowledged, however, that not all swearing is beneficial, such as that used to bully peers.