Posts Tagged ‘Sean Lunsford’


WBI Study: Attempts to stop bullying at work by targeted workers are ineffective

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Effectiveness of Bullied Targets’ Strategies to Stop Workplace Bullying
2012 Workplace Bullying Institute Survey

There are many so-called “experts” in workplace bullying offering advice for bullied targets. Strategies common to their lists are: (1) confront your bully, (2) tell the bully’s boss, and (3) report problems to HR. Some weirdos even suggest that targets have a “personal responsibility” to confront their bullies, that they “owe” it to themselves.

At WBI, we have never advised such actions. Those steps cause greater harm because of the certain retaliation. So, we submitted those suggestions to empirical study. In early 2012, we asked 1,598 individuals personally familiar with workplace bullying what strategies they adopted to get their bullying to stop and if those actions were effective. Here are the results of that survey.

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U takes on workplace bullying: Faculty and staff are learning how to recognize and address bullying.

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

By Meghan O’Connor
Minnesota Daily
March 08, 2012

Employers nationwide increasingly have had to implement policies to handle concerns beyond typical workplace dilemmas –– or what’s now called workplace bullying.

This week, the University of Minnesota’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action held a session about the issue to ensure staff and faculty know how to recognize and address it.

The University’s Office of Human Resources defines bullying as an imbalance of power and the intent to cause harm and repetition. It is not outlined in Minnesota state laws like harassment or discrimination.

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Sean Lunsford on the Bobby Demuro Show

Monday, February 27th, 2012

WBI’s Sean Lunsford was interviewed Sun. Feb. 26 on the Bobby Demuro Show, WBT Talk Radio 1110 AM in Charlotte, NC. Show topic was school bullying, and featured WBI for a perspective on bullying among adults.

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Workplace Bullying Institute 2011 Accomplishments

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

One WBI goal is to educate everyone — the affected individuals, employers and lawmakers — about Workplace Bullying. Acknowledgment of its existence and preventability necessarily precedes corrective action. Our momentum accelerated in 2011, all thanks to new staff, new consultants and new State Coordinators who expanded our repertoire. What a year! Here’s the year-end review.
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