Archive for the ‘WBI Surveys & Studies’ Category
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
By Scott Wooldridge, Benefits Pro, March 3, 2014
Public awareness of workplace bullying has never been higher, thanks to high-profile cases such as the one involving Miami Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. Yet none of the more than two dozen states that have taken up the issue has actually passed any legislation to tackle the problem.
A recent survey found that 93 percent of Americans support legislation that would offer protections against bullying at work. The survey, conducted by Zogby Analytics for the Workplace Bullying Institute, found that 27 percent of Americans report having experienced abusive conduct at work. Another 21 percent say they have witnessed such behavior. Overall, 72 percent of those surveyed said they were aware of the issue of workplace bullying.
“Everybody has a story,” said Gary Namie, co-founder and director of the Workplace Bullying Institute. “It is an epidemic. When you count witnesses, 65 million people in the workforce know firsthand what (bullying) is about.”
The Incognito-Martin case brought workplace bullying into the spotlight.
Martin accused Incognito of bullying him, and then left the team. A lawyer hired by the National Football League to investigate the matter recently released a report concluding that Incognito “engaged in a pattern of harassment” of Martin.
Namie and his Bellingham, Wash.-based institute have been working on the issue for more than 20 years, but he said that the Incognito-Martin case caused “a tectonic shift.”
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
2014 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey
Gender of Perpetrators & Targets
Race & Ideology
Stopping the Bullying
Support for a Law
About Bullied Targets
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- 27% of adult Americans have directly experienced “repeated abusive conduct that is threatening, intimidating, humiliating, work sabotage or work abuse.”
- Counting witnesses, 48% have been affected
- 72% of Americans are now aware of workplace bullying
- 93% of Americans want a law to protect them from abuse in addition to anti-discrimination laws
- Employers are lagging far behind and doing relatively nothing voluntarily to stop abusers on the payroll
- Women bullies still target women at a disproportional rate (68%)
- Women are still the majority of targets (60%)
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Monday, February 10th, 2014
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Currently, re-inaugurated New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is being investigated for dubious conduct. The media have gravitated toward calling him a “bully.” It could be said that Christie’s troubles could help the workplace bullying movement with such a high profile perpetrator. But politics may be a much different playing field than the workplace.
Political opponents do not often have the same employer-employee relationships that keep workplace bullied targets trapped by economic need.
On the other hand, the misconduct between parties often involves a power differential. One person is stronger than the other and can exact revenge and retribution simply to demonstrate what things can be made to go wrong for the less powerful player. This is often true in workplace scenarios.
The fact that much of Christie’s method is to demand fealty, loyalty and obsequiousness does fit the pattern found in workplace bullying among adults. Bullies seek others to be subservient to them. The bully, lacking a level of personal comfort in her or his own skin, can derive pleasure from exacting pain on those who want to remain independent and outside the bully’s band of sycophants. Christie seems to show a pattern of first courting prospective allies, next demanding reciprocated loyalty, then crushing those individuals who don’t want to make sacrifices just to bask in his embrace. Just like a workplace bully.
So, that leads us to the next WBI Instant Poll. Wondering what you think. Also feel free to comment.
Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
From the Dec. 31 Business News Daily Top 10 Outrageous Workplace Stories 2013 list is number 3:
3. Miami Dolphins bullying: Thirty-year-old Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito was accused of bullying second-year lineman Jonathan Martin. The alleged harassment caused Martin to leave the team and Incognito to be suspended. According to a 2012 survey from the Workplace Bullying Institute, 68 percent of workplaces do not have a policy regarding workplace bullying.
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Friday, December 20th, 2013
Monday, December 16th, 2013
Offices closed Dec. 16-Jan. 1. Back on Jan. 2
The WBI Indiegogo campaign to fund our national 2014 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey ends mid-January.
Now is the best time of year to think of others. Give a voice to the millions of bullied targets and invigorate the campaign to end workplace bullying with your gift.
On Dec. 25, we hit 69% of our goal.
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See the results of the the 2010 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey cited by more media than any other survey in the world.
Monday, December 2nd, 2013