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Preventing Workplace Bullying

Preventing Workplace Bullying What can an employer do? (Source: Adapted from: “Violence in the Workplace Prevention Guide”. CCOHS, 2001) The most important component of any workplace prevention program is management commitment. Management commitment is best communicated in a written policy. Since bullying is a form of violence in the workplace, employers may wish to write a comprehensive policy that covers ... Read More »

Consequences of Workplace Bullying

Consequences of Workplace Bullying   People are assets to be invested in, and when they break down so does efficiency, loyalty, quality, and customer service. When people are excited about their jobs and enjoy the people they work with, you have a self-sustaining system that reinforces performance and gives you the competitive advantage. According to scholars at The Project for Wellness ... Read More »

Tactic of Workplace Bullying

Tactic of Workplace Bullying There are many factors that contribute to workplace bullying. There are a variety of reasons why a person may bully another person in the workplace. These reasons may include: Power A person may use their position of power or their physical dominance over those who are perceived to be weaker. The bullying is often dependent upon the ... Read More »

Types of Workplace Bullying

Types of Workplace Bullying   (Source: http://www.bullyonline.org/workbully/serial.htm) What’s the difference between bullying and a strong management style?   “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, bully”   A strong management style puts the business interests of the organization first by relying on consistency, fairness, responsibility and respect. Effective managers offer objective comments and constructive feedback to motivate their employees. Managers ... Read More »

Recognizing Workplace Bullying for the Worker

Recognizing Workplace Bullying for the Worker (Source: http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/contentPages/ManagingSafety/ProblemsAtWork/BullyingStop.htm) Bullying and harassment can continue unchecked because people often don’t want to talk about it. Bullies come in all shapes and sizes; they can be men or women, managers, supervisors or other workers. Bullies can harass one person or a group of people. We have included a checklist to stop the workplace ... Read More »

The Burden of Bullying

The Burden of Bullying Bullied employees waste between 10 and 52 per cent of their time at work. Research shows they spend time defending themselves and networking for support, thinking about the situation, being demotivated and stressed, not to mention taking sick leave due to stress-related illnesses. Bullies poison their working environment with low morale, fear, anger, and depression. The ... Read More »

The Cost of Workplace Bullying

The Cost of Workplace Bullying (Source: http://noworkplacebullies.blogspot.com/2009/07/cost-of-workplace-bullying.html - by Catherine Mattice, Orlando Business Journal) The Orlando Business Journal cited an estimated cost of $180M in lost time and productivity to American businesses each year. The Workplace Bullying Institute estimates between turnover and lost productivity a bully could cost a Fortune 500 company an astounding $24,000,000; add another $1.4 Million for litigation and ... Read More »

Management and Workplace Bullying

Management and Workplace Bullying Question for your management - Are we ready to deal with bullying at our workplace? To deal effectively with workplace bullying requires sensitivity, skill and persistence. Some features of your workplace may need to change or be strengthened before you embark on a program to deal with workplace bullying. Consider the following: Can we release this person from their other ... Read More »

Workplace Bullying – Definition

Workplace Bullying – Definition Workplace bullying is unwanted, recurring, aggressive messages that are aimed at one or more individual, and that involve a power imbalance between bully and target. Bullying is prevalent in the workplace and invites significant damaging consequences for victims, observers, and the organization – including depression, burnout, job dissatisfaction, reduced productivity, increased absenteeism and turnover, health related ... Read More »

Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying You did not cause bullying to happen. The primary reason bullying occurs so frequently in workplaces is that bullying is not yet illegal. Bullying (whether workplace, cyber or school/childhood) is one of the most important social issue of today that must be dealt with right now. We have to fight against this terrorist activity by being proactive rather ... Read More »