Posts Tagged ‘The Bully-Free Workplace’


Freedom Week: The Time to Break Silence About Workplace Bullying

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Bullying at work is a dirty little secret. Though it occurs with epidemic frequency (experienced by 35% of all adult Americans), it is a silent epidemic because it is too rarely discussed. Why the silence?

- personal shame by targets (who would brag about being humiliated?)
– coworkers frozen by bullies into not helping their bullied colleagues
– executives covering up for bullies they sponsor/support
– bullying is the American style of managing

Over time, fear paralyzes us all. Overcoming the inertia of inaction is difficult. We know.

But the most successful personal change plans are the ones triggered by events that suggest karma is working — a sign from above, a coincidental omen. That event becomes the excuse, the rationale, for doing something out of the ordinary.

WBI’s Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week is the reason to change how you are dealing with your bullying situation.
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Gary and Ruth Namie: An Interview by Bob Morris

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Gary Namie (Ph.D., Social Psychology) and Ruth Namie (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology) started the U.S. workplace bullying movement in mid-1997 after Ruth’s personal experience at the hands of a tyrannical woman supervisor in a psychiatry clinic.

The Drs. Namie began the first and only U.S. research, education, advocacy and consulting organization — the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI, workplacebullying.org) now in Bellingham, Washington. Their current books areThe Bullying-Free Workplace (2011, Wiley) for employers and The Bully At Work (2009, Sourcebooks) for bullied individuals. WBI regularly conducts research, including the scientific 2010 & 2007 U.S. Workplace Bullying Surveys and online large sample studies. As the go-to experts, WBI has been featured on U.S. and Canadian network and local TV, national and local newspapers, business magazines and radio, with nearly 1,000 interviews.

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Bully-Free Workplace book spotted in New York City

Monday, June 27th, 2011

At the Union Square, NYC, Barnes & Noble store. Thanks to store manager, Karen.


 
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Are you an office tyrant?

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Are You An Office Tyrant by Jordan Timm, Canadian Business, June 9, 2011

I’m here from downtown,” Alec Baldwin says between bursts of profanity, “and I’m here on a mission of mercy.” In his legendary scene in the 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross, as a slick named Blake sent by head office to berate a sad-sack sales team, Baldwin defines the boss-as-bully, jabbing his finger and swearing, promising a perverse incentive for the monthly sales contest. First prize is a Cadillac. “Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you’re fired.”

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How to Get Your Boss Fired

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

by Susan Adams, May 17, 2011,  Forbes

 

The new chief executive at a mid-size Atlanta technology company was technically brilliant but totally lacking in management skills. He turned everyone off, including customers. Morale started plunging, and employees began to grumble. Then they became emboldened, and they reached out to members of the company’s board, laying out how the CEO dampened motivation, wrought havoc with teamwork, and drove customers away. It took a long time, some four years, but the board finally let the CEO go.

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