A new measure of arrogance, developed by researchers at The University of Akron and Michigan State University, can help organizations identify arrogant managers before they have a costly and damaging impact.A paper about the Workplace Arrogance Scale also appears in the July 2012 issue of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. But since you're thinking, "Do you really think I'm going to read it?" here is Dr. Silverman describing how WARS was developed:
The Workplace Arrogance Scale (WARS) will be presented at the American Psychological Association convention in Orlando on Aug. 2 by industrial and organizational psychologist and professor Stanley Silverman, dean of UA's Summit College and University College.
Consider me intrigued, because just imagine the reaction of the average tone-deaf, condescending, know-it-all employee who is being assessed for assholery on a scale of 1 to Mitt Romney. Who, me? I'm not arrogant! Maybe you people are just jealous of my abilities and my awesome personality! Uh-huh. We may need a follow-up "tool" for assessing the damage in the wake of the assessment.