Posts Tagged ‘intervention’
Monday, October 26th, 2015
Though at WBI we focus exclusively on adults bullying one another in the workplace, there are lessons to be derived from attempts to stop schoolage bullying. A wonderful experiment exposed adults at a bus stop (probably in S.F. based on signage) to two girls tormenting a third girl. Note how adults intervene and some remove the bullied girl from the others for safety. If only adults would do the same to help their tormented colleagues at work. Of course, adults at a bus stop face no risk intervening with younger people. Wonder if the result would be the same if the kids were all boys and of high school age (who might be carrying a gun in their backpack), or boys of color?????
Read about the film at Stand Up Against Bullying.
Directed/Produced by Rob Bliss Creative: http://www.robblisscreative.com/
Monday, August 27th, 2012
Before people who are bullied search the internet for “workplace bullying” at a time before know they are bullied or what to call it, they make two common mistakes. They report the misconduct to HR and they tell their bully’s boss. The sequence varies, but relief coming from one or both sources is rare.
2012 WBI research shows that HR is effective at stopping your bullying in only 1.9% of cases. Telling the bully’s boss is similarly ineffective, providing relief in a mere 3.3% of cases, though 71% of targets did try.
Let’s explore two factors that make asking for help from the bully’s boss futile.