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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Workplace Bullying & Abusive Conduct:
The Other Harassment DVD
We know time is valuable. Educate all employees with this 20 min. training DVD. Distinguish abusive conduct from lesser forms of mistreatment that do not cause the same level of disruption in productivity.
This DVD video training is appropriate for non-supervisory employees or managers. Produced in August 2014.
It is the ideal video to accompany sexual harassment training. Can be streamed for online viewing by employees.
Complies with Section 12950.1, California Government Code required as of 1/1/2015
Twenty-seven percent of adult Americans report being bullied at work; an additional 21% witness it (an est. 65 million workers) and vicariously are made miserable (according to the scientific national 2014 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey). It’s time to examine the real costs for employees (health consequences) and for employers (unwanted turnover, absenteeism, lawsuit or complaint settlements, workers comp and disability claims).
Dr. Gary Namie, recognized as North America’s foremost authority on workplace bullying, personally introduces the topic, citing the latest prevalence statistics and the newest and most relevant research findings.
1. The Phenomenon
4. Who Gets Bullied
5. Health Impact
6. Impact on Organizations
7. What Employers Can Do
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Friday, July 11th, 2014
Workplace Bullying University® For professionals — healthcare, HR, unions, legal, mental health, trainers & consultants, individuals making a career transition — the only comprehensive preparation in the nuanced workplace bullying phenomenon. Includes all education materials needed to launch an organization’s anti-bullying initiative, an extensive Research Library, and hours of supplementary resources. Faculty: Drs. Gary & Ruth Namie.
3 days: August 15-17 in Bellingham, WA
Tuition is $3,100
Special: mention “BLOG” for a $500 discount on/before July 25.
Said a veteran HR director, “Definitely the most value-added program to organizational development I have attended in my 30-plus years in the business.”
Workplace Bullying Retreat For bullied individuals and those who support them. A day of validation, learning and restoration. Bring along a loved one or coworker. Includes a copy of The Bully At Work. Facilitated by Drs. Gary & Ruth Namie.
1 day: Sat. August 23 in Bellingham, WA
Tuition: $250, $100 for second person.
Special: mention “BLOG” for $50 discount on/before Aug. 1
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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
It is a rare occurrence that bullies are the ones punished with negative consequences for their actions (targets report 2 to 11% rate, according to different WBI studies). Much more likely, bullied targets are punished with job loss (78% as reported by targets, 61% as the public believes) and transfers.
However, thanks to rising public awareness of workplace bullying, more bullies are being banished from sites where they caused incredible harm.
To those employers: Congratulations.
Just because the major stressor is gone does not mean the emotional distress will clear itself automatically with the passage of time. Recognize that both bullied targets, the direct recipients of the abuse, as well as witnessing coworkers were affected.
Remarkably, some managers now show concern for those still hurting (anxiety, depression, PTSD) after the bully is no longer around. The calls to us compelled us to create a service called — Workplace Bullying Recovery Day. Its goal is to validate affected work team members whose shared experience was painful, whether contact with the source of distress was direct or vicarious. Trust in a safe, secure workplace and loyalty to the employer were shattered. Recovery Day can help restore the sense of safety and trust in the employer.
The incredibly fee for the service is our way of thanking good employers for doing the right thing for workers who survived the bullying experience.
Read the details about the Workplace Bullying Recovery Day.
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
According to the WBI 2014 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey 72% of employers do nothing to mitigate workplace bullying. Most employers deny and discount that repeated abusive conduct occurs within their ranks. Bullying goes unrecognized and therefore unaddressed.
Work Doctor® consulting created the Toolkit Seminar to raise employee awareness of workplace bullying to reverse this trend.
The one day Seminar covers the phenomenon in depth and includes materials to allow employers to train staff. Companies may send participants to Bellingham, WA Seminars for $1,500 per person. This one day train-the-trainer Seminar is also deliverable on site for groups of any size. Fees are $5,000 for corporations, $4,000 for non-profit organizations, and $3,500 for unions.
“Employers do not know how to respond well to bullying and they are reluctant to spend money on a solution when bullying is still legal in the U.S.,” said Dr. Gary Namie, senior consultant for Work Doctor. “The new program is so inexpensive that no employer can again use cost as an excuse to do nothing.”
The new Toolkit Seminar complements the three-day Workplace Bullying University®, offered since 2008.
The Drs. Namie established the Work Doctor® consulting firm in 1985 and the Workplace Bullying Institute in 1997. Since then, the firm has worked only on employer solutions to correct and prevent Workplace Bullying. The Namies’ professional background, consulting experience and unwavering focus on Workplace Bullying give them an unrivaled, comprehensive perspective of the phenomenon which they introduced to the U.S.
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Friday, April 18th, 2014
We announce the first-ever healing workshop for bullied targets and their loved ones.
The inaugural Workplace Bullying Retreat will be Saturday May 31 in Bellingham, WA. The one-day Retreat is facilitated by WBI founders, Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie. Attendees will understand the storm that ripped through their lives, its impact on their health, and solutions when employers do nothing to stop it.
“Bullying is perplexing, leaving targeted workers with lingering questions such as ‘Why me?’,” said Dr. Gary Namie. “The retreat is designed to answer those questions so the person can move on with her or his life after bullying.”
This new workshop differs from WBI’s other programs that emphasize education alone. The Retreat is designed to create a validating, encouraging, emotionally positive, healing, and supportive, safe harbor for attendees who have endured emotional abuse.
“No one else has talked with over 10,000 bullied targets like we have,” remarked Dr. Ruth Namie. “We’re proud to create this first-ever, in-person experience just for targets after 17 years of advocacy on behalf of targets.”
Family members are also encouraged to attend in order to learn how to best help their loved one move on toward an abuse-free working life.
The first three scheduled days in 2014 are May 31, July 19, August 23
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
The Workplace Bullying Institute and the New Workplace Institute are happy to announce the launch of a joint initiative, the U.S. Academy on Workplace Bullying, Mobbing, and Abuse, which will support and promote the multi-disciplinary work of leading and emerging educators, researchers, practitioners, writers, and advocates who are dedicated to understanding, preventing, stopping, and responding to workplace bullying and related forms of interpersonal mistreatment.
“For over a year, we’ve been contemplating how to bring together an American network of leading and emerging experts on workplace bullying and related topics. The Academy is our conduit for doing so. We look forward to highlighting the good works of these incredible people,” says David Yamada, Suffolk University law professor and New Workplace Institute director.
The Academy has over 50 Fellows including leading psychological researchers, physicians, attorneys, occupational health experts, professors of management, nursing, and communications, counselors, union trainers, military leaders, advocates, and consultants. The complete list of Fellows can be seen at workplacebullyingacademy.com.
“When we started WBI there was one trade unionist and a couple of academic researchers with the courage to focus on workplace bullying. Since then the field exploded exponentially,” says Gary Namie, PhD, Co-founder of the Workplace Bullying Institute, established in 1997. “We recognize the universality of these destructive behaviors, and this network focuses on the unique challenges posed by American employee relations, mental health, and legal systems.”
Tags: abuse, bullying research, David Yamada, Gary Namie, Mobbing, new workplace institute, U.S. academy, workplace bullying, Workplace Bullying Institute
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Monday, February 10th, 2014
A great way to remember year-round that workplace bullying creates problems for bullied targets — not only are rosy expectations to be left alone to do their jobs shattered, bullying causes stress-related health diseases, namely cardiovascular diseases.
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Have a Bully-Free Thanksgiving
Please contribute to our crowdfunding campaign for the WBI 2014 National Survey For free buttons, see the Perks to donors.
We definitely appreciate your help.
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Thursday, November 14th, 2013
10 Steps to Ensure an Abuse-Free NFL Workplace
1. The change must be at the NFL level and not remain buried within the Dolphins organization alone.
2. Be careful to not move from zero awareness to zero tolerance. The most extreme swing will make compliance officers of all coaches and compel snitching among players. Resentment would ensue. Allow time to learn new ways to interact. Tolerate up to two offenses prior to termination.
3. Create a policy to draw “the line in the sand.” Unacceptable conduct must be specified. Behavioral standards must exist for comparison’s sake.
4. Demand that the policy pertain to all employees — owners to rookie players and all coaches in between. Apply the standards consistently. Do not resolve on a “case-by-case” basis that allows for exemptions for favorites.
5. Before formal complaints can be filed, require that bullied players first consult with a member of an Expert Peers Team trained in the nuances of workplace bullying so that the ambiguous experiences can be clarified, strategies provided and information about the policy and procedures explained safely and confidentially.
6. Write the policy or code to address only the most severe, health-harming forms of abusive conduct that has absolutely nothing to do with performance (playing the game successfully).
7. Allow non-humiliating rituals to continue (such as rookies gathering helmets at the end of games … see coach Pete Carroll). Render extinct hazing, intimidation, financial extortion, and other non-physical forms of abuse.
8. Devise safe, non-retaliatory, non-stigmatizing procedures that enable complaint filing and 3rd party investigations.
9. Provide healing, restorative justice solutions for affected targets, bullies and witnessing coworkers.
10. Identify veteran & retired players known for toughness (e.g., Ray Lewis) who can be league ambassadors on the topic.
Roger Goodell, call me at 360-656-6630.
Gary Namie, PhD
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