Making a workplace great

  @FortuneMagazine January 16, 2014: 7:10 AM ET
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Every year we look at what makes a company a good place to work. It's an interesting exercise, and certainly scientific. Even so, it's essentially academic. We know what makes a company a good place to work.

First of all, there's nobody yelling at us. Being yelled at really sucks. Eliminate that and you have at least 60% of the job done.

Then there are no insulting emails. The occasional one-on-one communication with some berating message is marginally tolerable. But the kind where you look like a nincompoop and a dozen people are copied? Get rid of those and you have another big chunk of what makes a company a great place to work.

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