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Do you sometimes want to blow your top at someone in the office because he or she isn’t getting things done? Before you do, watch our latest video where we ask CEOs the taboo question: is it ever okay to yell at someone in the office? The answers may surprise you.
Gary Garrabrant | Managing Partner at Jaguar Growth Partners
I don’t think it’s okay to yell at someone. It’s fine to be a spirited conversation, but if the question is more of a belittling or dominant way, I don’t think there’s a place for that in the workplace.
Jessica Herrin | Founder & CEO of Stella & Dot
If you’re yelling in excitement like, you rock, you’re amazing, this was fabulous, go ahead and yell. If you’re yelling in anger, don’t do it, just take a moment to yourself, and resist the urge. It’s really never productive to yell.
Mario Gabelli | Founder & CEO of GAMCO
All the time. As long as they know it’s not at them. It’s not an argument ad hominem, but it’s an argument sui generis, and that is, it is basically coming out of a trading room culture, and if they don’t understand it, then they really should not be in the investment business to understand that there is a great deal of intensity, great deal of pressure, and that’s what makes it the business that we’re part of.
Vicky Schiff | Managing Partner at Mosaic Real Estate
I don’t think it’s ever okay to yell at somebody, unless it’s your husband. No, I don’t think it’s okay to yell at anybody. I think that there’s a way to communicate that’s constructive and that… not to say that I wouldn’t be harsh with somebody and truthful and blunt with somebody about a mistake or something that they did that was detrimental.
Jack Welch | Former CEO & Chairman of GE
Probably never. But it will happen, and when it does happen, a public apology, not a private one, is what you have to do.