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2014 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey results

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

2014 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey
February 2014

National Prevalence & Awareness
Gender of Perpetrators & Targets
Perpetrator Rank
Race & Ideology
Employer Reactions
Coworker Actions
Stopping the Bullying
Support for a Law
Causal Factors
About Bullied Targets

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Key Findings

- 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%)

Read a summary of the report at this website.

Download the complete report.

The WBI Infographic

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New WBI Survey to complete

Monday, February 10th, 2014

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Political bullying: Is it workplace bullying?

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.

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Fundraising successful! 2014 WBI U.S. survey coming

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The WBI Indiegogo crowd funding campaign raised $7,026 (goal was 6,000).
This ensures that the 2014 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey will happen!!

Thanks to 94 Contributors at Indiegogo

with Major Funding from An Anonymous Donor and

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Business News Daily: Top 10 Outrageous Workplace Stories

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.

Read the full list

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New WBI survey to complete

Friday, December 20th, 2013

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Happy Holidays from the Workplace Bullying Institute!

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.

Can you help with a donation as low as $5 to make a difference. Perks available for donations of at least $50.

See the results of the the 2010 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey cited by more media than any other survey in the world.

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New Workplace Bullying Institute Survey: The most offensive aspects of bullying

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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Workplace Bullying Institute Research: Bullying by Industry

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

WBI – 2013 – Industry Survey

The purpose of this final 2013 survey was to determine in which industries workplace bullying occurs.

A total of 401 respondents completed this “Industry” survey during the summer of 2013.

The questions and proportions for each response are found below.


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Gabriel: JB – A Portrait Of A Workplace Bully

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

by Eroca Gabriel, Urban Times, Nov. 26, 2013

JB is intelligent. He’s well-educated, has in-born operational savvy, and a work ethic unlike that of most of his generation. He obtained degrees from top-rated institutions, had his choice of job offers upon graduation and lives the life-style of his choice.

JB is privileged. He’s also a bully at work.

The Workplace Bullying Institute conducts surveys across the USA on workplace bullying. Here’s some of what they found in their most recent national survey (2010):

1) 35% of workers have experienced bullying first hand;

2) 62% of bullies are men; 58% are women;

3) Bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal harassment;

4) Bullying is a ‘silent epidemic.’

According to WBI, workplace bullying is defined as ‘repeated, health-harming, abusive conduct committed by bosses and co-workers.’ It consists of ‘mistreatment, sabotage that prevents work from being done, verbal abuse, threatening conduct, intimidation, and humiliation.’

Take JB, for example. His bosses and co-workers report that he is competent at his job. Yet, he doesn’t care about the work, the team or the company.

His personal agenda takes precedence over the work itself. It includes having an unhealthy need to control others. JB gets his ‘kicks’ from behaving badly on purpose and enjoying negative reactions.


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