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Fundraising successful! 2014 WBI U.S. survey coming

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The WBI Indiegogo crowd funding campaign raised $7,026 (goal was 6,000).
This ensures that the 2014 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey will happen!!


Thanks to 94 Contributors at Indiegogo


with Major Funding from An Anonymous Donor and


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New Workplace Bullying Institute Survey: The most offensive aspects of bullying

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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New WBI Instant Poll: Workplace bullies’ intentions

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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WBI Research: Offsetting the Pain from Workplace Bullying

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

OFFSETTING THE PAIN FROM WORKPLACE BULLYING
WBI 2013-I Instant Poll

The empirical research literature on workplace bullying clearly demonstrates the painful impact on recipients, targets. The stress-related physical and psychological health consequences are more extreme than effects of other types of workplace harassment. Thanks to recent advances in neuroscience, we know the effects of psychosocial stressors like interpersonal bullying activate pain pathways in the brain. That is, bullying literally causes pain.

This single-question survey asked bullied targets to describe how they chose to offset the pain.

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WBI Research: Bullied Targets Discover Workplace Bullying

Monday, September 9th, 2013

BULLIED TARGETS DISCOVER WORKPLACE BULLYING
WBI – 2013 – Discovery Survey

At WBI over the years, we have been called by nearly 10,000 individuals seeking answers to their questions about their irrational and destructive workplace bullying experiences. In our 3-step Target Action Plan, the first step begins with an acknowledgment that the abusive conduct was perpetrated by others external to themselves. That step typically is the first time a name is given to the assaults that comprise bullying.

Corrective actions all depend on that initial recognition. In this survey we asked targets of, and witnesses to, the bullying to describe the timing of the recognition of the label for their experiences and its source.

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WBI Study: Protecting workplace bullies

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013


PROTECTING WORKPLACE BULLIES
WBI 2013-F Instant Poll

At WBI, we have documented how bullies rarely face personal negative consequences for their misconduct. Too often, complaints about bullying are discounted, dismissed or completely ignored. This indifferent response by the organization implicitly rewards the bullying. The uncoupling of bullying from negative sanctions outrages bullied targets. It is the injustice that infuriates targets.

WBI national American studies
show that the vast majority of perpetrators (72%) are bosses. Organizational support for managers trumps support for non-supervisory workers.

In this survey, we sought to clarify the sources of support, or protection, for bullies. Protective support prevents punishment for bullies and blocks accountability. Of course over time, protecting bullies sustains a workplace culture that is bullying-prone and unsafe for prospective targets. Protection ensures that bullying continues with impunity.

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New WBI survey to complete

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

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WBI Study: Mental health professionals & Workplace Bullying

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013


MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS’
GRASP OF WORKPLACE BULLYING
WBI 2013-E Instant Poll

Individuals targeted for bullying have trouble being believed. At work, many of the disbelievers have the incentive to blame the victim, either to bolster their own sense of power or to distance themselves from the pain associated with an empathic response. Prior WBI research (WBI-2011-IP-L) confirms that family and friends are the primary sources of emotional support.

Prior WBI research (WBI-2012-IP-D) also found that over 70% of bullied targets reported seeking treatment from a mental health professional. An understanding therapist is essential for effective treatment. Misunderstanding, or ignorance about, the impact of abusive mistreatment at work can lead to an improper diagnosis and ineffective treatment. At worst, a therapist who does not understand the effects a toxic work environment can have on individual clients, may overestimate the target-client’s ability to reverse her or his fate. An effective therapist will be familiar with trauma and can best characterize the bullied target’s experience as a response to violence.

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WBI Study: Timing & Results of Targets Confronting Bullies at Work

Friday, March 29th, 2013

THE TIMING & RESULTS OF TARGETS
CONFRONTING BULLIES AT WORK
WBI 2013-D Instant Poll

Individuals unfamiliar with details of the workplace bullying phenomenon but who declare themselves workplace experts suggest or insist that workers targeted for bullying directly confront their assailants. In a large-sample 2012 survey [WBI-2012-Strategies Effectiveness], 70% of 1,600 individuals said they attempted to confront their bully. The torment ended in only 3.5% of situations. Confrontation was ineffective.

This 2013 Instant Poll survey investigated whether the timing of a confrontation would affect effectiveness. WBI 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.

We asked 554 target-respondents to answer the following question.

For bullied targets only. When did you confront your bully, telling her or him that the abusive conduct was unacceptable to you?

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Oops: 56 percent of US employers do NOT have workplace bullying policies

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

UPDATE: To write a great workplace bullying policy and enforcement procedures, go here.

When fuzzy facts (first generation distortion) are allowed to pass for actual data and circulated widely by media (2nd gen distortion) they used by critics to undermine the anti-bullying campaign. Let’s clear the air about current American employer engagement in stopping workplace bullying.

SHRM (the HR trade association) conducted a 2011 study about workplace bullying and reported results in Feb. 2012. The non-scientific survey of members had a low response rate of 15% (the final 401 respondents meant SHRM randomly polled 2,673 members). The results shed light on HR’s view about the prevalence of workplace bullying policies in the U.S. When asked if respondents’ organizations had specific anti-bullying policies in place, 44% of HR respondents defiantly stated their organization has “no policy and has no plans to put a workplace bullying policy in place.” The answer, “No, but we plan to put a formal policy in place in the next 12 months,” was chosen by 13%. Another 40% said, “Yes, our workplace bullying policy is part of another workplace policy.” Only 3% of SHRM members said “Yes. We have a separate workplace bullying policy” in our organization.


Actual slide from 2012 SHRM survey results from which 56% statistic was plucked


You can download the slide show from here.

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