It's Snark Free Day!  It is the second annual event aimed at building awareness around the growing incivility and negative attitudes that show up in our daily communication, either face-to-face or on social media.

Snark and other forms of incivility are detrimental to the work environment. According to a 2013 study by the Thunderbird School of Global Management, 78 percent of those who were on the receiving end of incivility said their commitment to the organization declined and 66 percent said their work performance declined. “When you think about how humans interact, it boils down to words and actions, which have power,” said Felicia Knight of The Knight Canney Group. “Everything we say and do has an impact, so Snark Free Day is a great day to start communicating with others in a civil and respectful manner.”

What do you think about this story? Share your comments here on our web site and on our Facebook and Twitter pages under the hashtag #SnarkFreeDay