Posts Tagged ‘help for targets’
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
It is a rare occurrence that bullies are the ones punished with negative consequences for their actions (targets report 2 to 11% rate, according to different WBI studies). Much more likely, bullied targets are punished with job loss (78% as reported by targets, 61% as the public believes) and transfers.
However, thanks to rising public awareness of workplace bullying, more bullies are being banished from sites where they caused incredible harm.
To those employers: Congratulations.
Just because the major stressor is gone does not mean the emotional distress will clear itself automatically with the passage of time. Recognize that both bullied targets, the direct recipients of the abuse, as well as witnessing coworkers were affected.
Remarkably, some managers now show concern for those still hurting (anxiety, depression, PTSD) after the bully is no longer around. The calls to us compelled us to create a service called — Workplace Bullying Recovery Day. Its goal is to validate affected work team members whose shared experience was painful, whether contact with the source of distress was direct or vicarious. Trust in a safe, secure workplace and loyalty to the employer were shattered. Recovery Day can help restore the sense of safety and trust in the employer.
The incredibly fee for the service is our way of thanking good employers for doing the right thing for workers who survived the bullying experience.
Read the details about the Workplace Bullying Recovery Day.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
People targeted by bullies for humiliation and degrading treatment always get a head start because their initial attacks surprise targets. You may ask, always surprise? Yes, they get bushwhacked.
It’s explained by the stark contrast in worldviews and developed personalities of the two, bully and target.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
We’ve uploaded four new videos on YouTube.
Check out Dr. Gary Namie in a variety of media appearances on the Workplace Bullying Institute’s YouTube Channel
Our YouTube videos provide education on the phenomenon of Workplace Bullying, guidance for targets of bullying, and suggestions for employers to create safe, healthy working environments.
Tags: advice, Gary Namie, help for targets, Media About Bullying, Namie, TV, workplace bullying
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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
By Tali Arbel
Associated Press Business Writer
June 30, 2009
BULLY WATCH: The recession is creating a “blank check” for office bullies, said one employee advocate.
The downturn’s layoffs – job rolls have shrunk by 6 million since the recession’s start – may make a bad situation worse for victims, said Gary Namie, director of the Workplace Bullying Institute, an advocacy group.
Monday, June 29th, 2009
Insanity: Abuse for the Innocent & Smart
To bullied targets: you are not only innocent of not causing the harm the bully elected to inflict, you are among the best and brightest. Adult targets are the smartest and best workers. Your reward — abuse!