We know what you’re thinking. We should all be positive at work, right? Happy, happy, happy!

Well, there’s usually one person in the bunch who complains all of the time but then it quickly spreads to even the most well-adjusted colleague.

In another instance, complaining could fester because there’s a legitimate issue and no one is raising it up the flagpole.

Sigal Barsade, professor at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, told The New York Times, “If we suppress our dissatisfaction, it will come out in other ways, and it will reduce our cognitive function.” She added, “You get a complaining culture.” Read more