Posts Tagged ‘Sean Lunsford’
Friday, April 20th, 2012
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.
Tags: attorney, bullied targets, confront, Daniel Christensen, David Phillips, Gary Namie, HR, lawsuit, Sean Lunsford
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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
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.
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.
Take a listen: