Posts Tagged ‘Bully at Work’
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Workplace bullying is costly in terms of morale, productivity, emotional well-being and a company’s bottom line – and yet too many employers allow it to happen.
By Laura Walter
April 9 2013
A few years ago, Maria had never even heard the term “workplace bullying.” But by the time she shared with EHS Today the path her professional life has taken in recent years, she used words like “traumatized,” “powerless,” “hostility,” “retaliation,” “mafia” and “war zone.” All this from a self-described happy, optimistic person who loved her job as a nurse and who never expected to become the target of bullying at work.
“When you love what you do, it doesn’t seem like work,” says Maria, who has been employed in various nursing roles at the same organization for years. (To protect her privacy, Maria’s name and identifying details have been changed.) “I was naïve – I thought everyone in the health care field just cared about people.”
Maria’s problems began when she accepted a management position at another facility within the organization, where she says that as an outsider, she was not well received by the staff. The tension mounted after she reported a staff member for behaving inappropriately with a patient. The worker was fired, which outraged the rest of the employees.
“People just hit the roof,” Maria says. “People think once they’re [in this organization], they have a job for life. They thought, ‘Who is this young woman to get this person terminated?’”
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
WBI's Professional Coach & Licensed Psychotherapist, Jessi Eden Brown, will be offering support groups starting in February. This resource is designed for current and former targets of workplace bullying. Participants receive support and ideas from fellow group members, as well as expert advice from Jessi on how to address specific bullying situations and cope with the aftermath of being targeted. Groups will be held at Jessi's private practice in North Seattle. If you're interested, please email Jessi Eden Brown to find out more.
Tags: Bully at Work, counseling, Jessi Eden Brown, PTSD, support group, therapist, therapy, workplace bullying
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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Because many WBI site visitors are first-timers, we wrongly assume that you are familiar with ways WBI helps bullied people and employers in addition to the information at our websites.
For Bullied Targets & Their Families
Book: The Bully At Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job(Sourcebooks, 2009)
Target DVD: Advice from WBI Staff
Free webinars: Iced Out at Work ; So, You Wanna Sue (Aug. 1)
Book: The Bully-Free Workplace: Stop the Jerks, Weasels & Snakes from Killing Your Organization (Wiley, 2011)
Employer DVDs: Primer for Managers (2 hrs); Employee Awareness (1 hr.)
Comprehensive consulting: Survey/Policy/Procedures/Expert Team Training
Tags: Bully at Work, Bully-Free Workplace, Workplace Bullying University, workplace bullying videos, workplace bullying webinars
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Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Entrepreneur Daily Dose Blog
Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully
by Gwen Moran
Workplace bullying affects 35 percent of employees, according to a 2010 survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), a Bellingham, Wash.-based nonprofit organization. Gary Namie co-founded WBI with his wife, Ruth, after her first-hand experience with bullying. In an interview, he shared his best advice to entrepreneurs for managing this nefarious problem. What follows are edited excerpts of the interview.
Tags: 2010 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey, Bully at Work, Bully-Free Workplace, Gary Namie, Work Doctor
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Monday, October 17th, 2011
Bullying at work is a dirty little secret. Though it occurs with epidemic frequency (experienced by 35% of all adult Americans), it is a silent epidemic because it is too rarely discussed. Why the silence?
- personal shame by targets (who would brag about being humiliated?)
- coworkers frozen by bullies into not helping their bullied colleagues
- executives covering up for bullies they sponsor/support
- bullying is the American style of managing
Over time, fear paralyzes us all. Overcoming the inertia of inaction is difficult. We know.
But the most successful personal change plans are the ones triggered by events that suggest karma is working — a sign from above, a coincidental omen. That event becomes the excuse, the rationale, for doing something out of the ordinary.
WBI’s Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week is the reason to change how you are dealing with your bullying situation.
Tags: Bully at Work, employment practices liability, EPLI, Freedom Week, Healthy workplace, HWB, Kelda Roys, Spencer Coggs, The Bully-Free Workplace, workplace bullying
Posted in Fairness & Social Justice Denied, Healthy Workplace Bill (U.S. campaign), Hear Ye! Hear Ye! 2 | 3 Archived Comments | Post A Comment (
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
The event was held Sunday Oct. 25, 2009 at Village Books, Bellingham, WA. Village Books, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, (360) 671-2626