Some unpleasant sides of people management in legal departments

This blog has put its boots on and waded into the ugly stream of bad interactions among co-workers. After all, in legal teams as elsewhere frustrations and grievances lurk and often spread (See my post of Oct. 24, 2006: rumors and back-biting.). Several came to mind.

Bias regarding physical appearances (See my post of March 26, 2008: physical appearance with 11 references.);

Competitiveness (See my post of Oct. 2, 2008: competitiveness with 29 references.);

Gender discrimination (See my post of Nov. 10, 2007: gender differences with 10 references.);

Inept evaluations (See my post of Sept. 21, 2008: annual reviews and evaluations, with 12 references.);

Managerial incompetence (See my post of April 23, 2008: bad behavior by managers with 10 references; and March 31, 2009: nine more posts on poor behavior.);

Stress (See my post of May 18, 2007: stress and pressure with 7 references; and June 11, 2008: stress with 18 references.); and

Thwarted careers (See my post of May 4, 2009: in-house counsel career paths with 15 references.).

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