Posts Tagged ‘intervention’
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.