Posts Tagged ‘Mobbing’
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Workplace Bullying Research
WBI’s research complements the books, websites designed to help afflicted targets and their families, individualized support we give targets and Workplace Bullying University® for which research — ours and hundreds of others — is the foundation.
Below is the WBI set of 33 studies, arranged by topic, exploring most aspects of the workplace bullying phenomenon primarily from the perspectives of targeted individuals, conducted since the year 2000.
Use links to access all study synopses & downloadable reports.
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
WBI Research: 2012 – H Instant Poll
Workplace Bullying Institute Instant Polls are online single-question surveys that rely upon self-selected samples of individuals bullied at work (typically 98% of any sample). No demographic data are collected. Our non-scientific Instant Polls accurately depict the perceptions of workers targeted for bullying at work as contrasted with the views of all adult Americans in our scientific national surveys.
In the eighth IP of 2012, 81% of the 806 respondents declared that a boss (higher-ranking person than the target) was involved than bullying.
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Friday, October 12th, 2012
The founder of the international movement was Heinz Leymann. He dubbed the phenomenon “mobbing.” We imported the British term, “workplace bullying,” which followed Leymann’s work by a few years. The authoritative account of Leymann’s contributions can be found in Ken Westhues’ incomparable mobbing portal website. See his tribute to Leymann.
In the workplace, a mob consists of ordinary workers who, after deeming an individual worker a threat, collectively attack the perceived enemy. Like birds, the individual workers harm the target by collective and relentless small jabs. The mob of workers can be understood as an entity in and of itself. Once it is formed, it takes on a life of its own, even when members may question the benefit of continuing to punish the target. As an aggressive force, a mob is very different from the”toxic worker” described in bullying literature. The toxic worker is understood as an aggressive individual who willfully attacks innocent others. By contrast, the mob is a collection of ordinary workers who collectively demonize an individual and destroy him or her.
Friday, February 17th, 2012
As a vocal proponent of the term “workplace bullying,” in my opinion only three individuals speak eloquently and authoritatively on “mobbing,” the original term adopted by Heinz Leymann at the movement’s birth. They are Ken Westhues, Len Sperry and Maureen Duffy.
Westhues wrote the Foreword to this new 2012 Oxford University Press book — Mobbing: Causes, Consequences and Solutions — by Duffy and Sperry. So, between the covers of a remarkable book, is found an incomparable compilation of research, clinical and practical information.
I stand by my comment for the book’s cover. “A fantastic, mesmerizing encyclopedic narrative jammed between two covers touching on every aspect of the phenomenon of mobbing like no other single volume in the literature. The authors clearly have been in the trenches helping abused workers. Their advice is spot on and keenly oriented toward improving the individual victim’s health and recovery from the mobbing assaults.”