July 13th, 2009

Bullying Is Epidemic

Two accepted Public Health thresholds are 200 cases per 100,000 (p=0.002) and the 1996 UK Dept of Health estimate of 400 cases per 100,000 (p=0.004). Relying on our WBI-Zogby US prevalence statistics, 18.5 million workers are currently being bullied. The 200 case threshold is only 294,000 cases and the 400 case threshold is 588,000. Using either epidemiological standard, bullying is an epidemic. Because it spans the continents, it is also pandemic! Finally, a non-technical definition of an epidemic is a disease that spreads more quickly and more extensively among a group of people than would “normally” be expected. Help us all if abusive interpersonal misconduct at work has become the norm and routinely expected.


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