Dr. Taylor is a Professor of Management at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. His research focuses on workplace mistreatment, examining rude, abusive, and unethical behaviors of employees and leaders. His work has appeared in top journals in business and applied psychology and has been featured by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox News and NPR. He is also a contributor to the Harvard Business Review.
Areas of Expertise
• Workplace mistreatment
• Ethical and unethical/abusive leadership
• Uncivil and counterproductive work behaviors
In The News
MIT Sloan Management Review: A Little Rudeness Goes a Long Way
Harvard Business Review: Building a Better Workplace Starts with Saying “Thanks”
Ladders News: Office gossip may go away if everyone reads this study
Harvard Business Review: Does having a bad boss make you more likely to be one yourself?
Research and Publications
UCF Study: Victims of Workplace Abuse Can Become Better Leaders
A Self-Regulatory Perspective of Work-to-Home Undermining Spillover/Crossover: Examining the Roles of Sleep and Exercise
Shannon Taylor, Ph.D., and a research team demonstrate that undermining experienced from supervisors increased employees’ subjective (i.e., self-reported) but not objective (i.e., actigraph-recorded) sleep difficulties, which, in turn, increased the frequency with which individuals engaged in undermining at home (as reported by cohabitants).
Yahoo.com: There’s a Scientific Way to Leave Work Frustrations at the Office
If you leave the office in a foul mood, a stop at the gym may tame your temper — and save your relationship.
Research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology states that people who are belittled or insulted by a supervisor at work are likely to mistreat those they are living with. That’s because they’re too wiped out to regulate their behavior.
Sciences Newsline Psychology: Study Shows Exercise, Sleep Are Key to Keeping Employees from Bringing Home Work Frustrations
A brisk walk or a long swim may be the key to preventing a bad day at the office from spilling over into the home.
A study published this month in the Journal of Applied Psychology tracked participants’ sleep patterns and daytime physical movements found employees who recorded an average of more than 10,900 steps each day were less likely to perpetuate abuse at home than those recording fewer than 7,000.