More than a third feel company management won’t address the issue

annoying-coworker-frustrated.pngMore than half of employees deal with toxic coworkers by ignoring them; less than a quarter actually directly confront the person, according to a new study.

A smaller percentage (18 percent) choose to handle the situation by complaining to company management. However, 41 percent feel that even when alerted, management does nothing to address the problem.

Generally, the majority of survey respondents identified a negative attitude as the most detrimental trait a difficult colleague can possess. Fifty percent of company presidents agree.

For more on employees’ feelings about toxic coworkers, view the results from Fierce, Inc.’s study.