More than one in four (29%) employees interviewed said
that a coworker has taken credit for their idea, according
to an OfficeTeam press release. Sadly, many who steal the
limelight from their more deserving colleagues are getting
away with it, as more than half (51%) of those who have had
their ideas stolen by coworkers revealed they did nothing
Just over a quarter (26%) of those who reported having an idea stolen said they spoke up to let others know it was their idea. Thirteen percent each said they informed their manager or confronted the idea thief.
The survey was developed by OfficeTeam and conducted by an independent research firm through telephone interviews with 444 workers age 18 or older and employed in an office environment.