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Domestic violence affects us all at work


WE’LL NEVER KNOW how many victims do the best they can at work or anywhere else, even with domestic violence woven through every part of their lives. But what’s clear from national headlines and our local experience is that a batterer’s violence doesn’t always stay home when victims leave the house. Each of us actually has the issue woven through our ... Read More »

Bullying at work affects health, can have legal repercussions


America’s workplace culture is a competitive, and sometimes combative one, as Debra Schroeder of St. Cloud’s Connect Initiative can attest. Bully-like behaviors may be tolerated — even encouraged — in a culture where the ends sometimes justify the means in the drive to reach the top, say experts such as Schroeder, who coaches workplaces on conflict resolution. And that’s a ... Read More »

When it comes to workplace bullying, employees have limited options


Greater awareness helps in coping with the problem — but some companies ignore it The thing about work place bullying is, it’s been there all along. What’s different today is that it is wrong, and we know it. At a time when solutions to bullying among school-aged students is being heavily discussed on a national scale, some say the name-calling, ... Read More »

Workplace Bullying For Bosses


In a major national survey, 35 percent of American adults reported that they have experienced bullying behaviors at work and another 15 percent said they have witnessed others being bullied (Workplace Bullying Institute, 2010). Workplace bullying can have serious repercussions for employees and the organization alike. Severely bullied workers may suffer a variety of health consequences, including depression and anxiety ... Read More »

Past reflections on workplace bullying and worker dignity

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Especially with over 1,000 articles now posted to this blog, periodically I like to go back and bring to readers’ attentions past pieces that raised common themes. Here are five for your consideration, and you can read each full post by clicking on the title. 1. How workplace bullying bears similarities to domestic abuse (2011) When people ask me if workplace ... Read More »

Bullying, Bigotry and a Bill to Prevent Picking on All Personnel

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Culture is a powerful force, especially in the workplace. In the right setting, high-stress, high-profile workplaces such as hospitals, law enforcement offices and professional sports teams can promote a culture of camaraderie and teamwork while producing positive results. However, big egos also can quickly reign supreme, leaving an environment ripe for intimidation and bullying. With no laws specifically preventing workplace ... Read More »

Life in High School: Cyber-bullying and Text Threats


What is cyber-bullying? If you’ve been around here for any amount of time, you may remember that we’ve had our fair share of “mean girls” and various forms of bullying. The first time that I felt a need to step in was when M was in the 5th grade and that’s when I learned a hard lesson of parenting: Unless there’s ... Read More »

Why We Have a Bullying Problem


There’s been a lot of focus in the last several years (really, since Columbine in 1999) on bullying, mostly in schools.  Why is bullying so rampant?  How do we combat it?  Why does it seem to be getting worse?  What can we do to protect our children from it? Everyone’s so worried about it.  People are pulling their kids out ... Read More »

Bullying at Work: Workplace Mobbing is on the Rise

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Mobbing is “bullying on steroids,” a horrifying new trend whereby a bully enlists co-workers to collude in a relentless campaign of psychological terror against a hapless target. Targets are usually anyone who is “different” from the organizational norm. Usually victims are competent, educated, resilient, outspoken, challenge the status quo, are more empathic or attractive and tend to be women, aged ... Read More »

Bullying at work is unacceptable

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