Archive for the ‘WBI Surveys & Studies’ Category
Monday, August 26th, 2013
At WBI we want to know more about the nature of workplaces where bullying occurs.
If have ever been a target of workplace bullying, or are currently struggling with a bully at work, please take a moment to fill this out.
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
Please complete the newest WBI 6-question survey. Share how you discovered/came upon/”stumbled upon” workplace bullying. Thank you.
Watch this space for results. See results of our other 37 studies completed to date with downloadable reports.
Monday, July 1st, 2013
FIRST-TIME ABUSERS IN BULLIED TARGETS’ LIVES
WBI 2013-H Instant Poll
Prior life experiences play a role in the depth of emotional injury that bullying can cause a person. Individuals who have never been abused in their lives may take longer to recognize that they are actually being bullied. Without memories or repressed cognitive representations of being the victim of abuse, bullying is a completely novel experience. Learning begins when first targeted for the first time in their lives.
Targets with prior brushes with abuse in their lives do not necessarily risk being targets of workplace bullying. However, when targeted, emotional memories are quickly triggered and those targets are subject to re-traumatization. The levels of emotional pain, shame and distress are much more severe than for individuals experiencing abuse for the first time as an adult in the workplace.
This single-question survey sought to ascertain what percentage of bullied targets were recipients of abusive conduct for the first time in their lives and who are the perpetrators.
Monday, July 1st, 2013
WBI 2013-G Instant Poll
For the 16 years of WBI operations, we have noticed that telephone callers seeking help with their workplace bullying problems are rarely young. They tend to be veteran workers with long careers. For a variety of reasons documented by other WBI studies older workers make ideal vulnerable targets. An earlier WBI study found the average age to be 41. We again asked about age when bullying started at work.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Please complete the newest WBI 6-question survey. Share how you discovered/came upon/”stumbled upon” workplace bullying. Thank you. Watch this space for results. See results of our other 37 studies completed to date with downloadable reports.
Monday, June 17th, 2013
Please take some time to complete the newest WBI Survey. How did you first discover workplace bullying?
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
PROTECTING WORKPLACE BULLIES
WBI 2013-F Instant Poll
At WBI, we have documented how bullies rarely face personal negative consequences for their misconduct. Too often, complaints about bullying are discounted, dismissed or completely ignored. This indifferent response by the organization implicitly rewards the bullying. The uncoupling of bullying from negative sanctions outrages bullied targets. It is the injustice that infuriates targets.
WBI national American studies show that the vast majority of perpetrators (72%) are bosses. Organizational support for managers trumps support for non-supervisory workers.
In this survey, we sought to clarify the sources of support, or protection, for bullies. Protective support prevents punishment for bullies and blocks accountability. Of course over time, protecting bullies sustains a workplace culture that is bullying-prone and unsafe for prospective targets. Protection ensures that bullying continues with impunity.
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Monday, June 3rd, 2013
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS’
GRASP OF WORKPLACE BULLYING
WBI 2013-E Instant Poll
Individuals targeted for bullying have trouble being believed. At work, many of the disbelievers have the incentive to blame the victim, either to bolster their own sense of power or to distance themselves from the pain associated with an empathic response. Prior WBI research (WBI-2011-IP-L) confirms that family and friends are the primary sources of emotional support.
Prior WBI research (WBI-2012-IP-D) also found that over 70% of bullied targets reported seeking treatment from a mental health professional. An understanding therapist is essential for effective treatment. Misunderstanding, or ignorance about, the impact of abusive mistreatment at work can lead to an improper diagnosis and ineffective treatment. At worst, a therapist who does not understand the effects a toxic work environment can have on individual clients, may overestimate the target-client’s ability to reverse her or his fate. An effective therapist will be familiar with trauma and can best characterize the bullied target’s experience as a response to violence.
Tags: bullied targets as clients, clinicians, counselors, Gary Namie, mental health professionals, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, WBI Instant Poll, WBI research, workplace bullying
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