Posts Tagged ‘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.
Tags: Bully at Work, employment practices liability, EPLI, Freedom Week, Healthy workplace, HWB, Kelda Roys, Spencer Coggs, The Bully-Free Workplace, workplace bullying
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Friday, October 14th, 2011
By Sarah E. Needleman
The Wall Street Journal
October 13, 2011
After Steve Jobs died last week, TNT aired the 1999 movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley.” While the made-for-TV drama highlights the late Apple co-founder’s many accomplishments, it also portrays him as a cruel, disparaging boss.
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
October 4, 2011
Sticks and stones may break my bones…but words won’t break my spirit!
Research conducted by the U.S.-based Workplace Bullying Institute is interesting. According to WBI, “35 percent of U.S. workers report being bullied at work…15 percent have witnessed it…68 percent of bullying is same-gender harassment; 58 percent of targets are women; and 80 percent of the time, female bullies target other women…”
Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Lisa Pierce Flores
October 3, 2011
A lawyer jokes that she “gets angry for a living.” In the midst of a particularly bad day at the office, a real estate agent vows to channel her anger into making that next sale.
Most of us would prefer a tenacious fighter on our side in a legal battle. And business owners probably wouldn’t mind a bit of passion in their sales force. But would we want that same “angry” lawyer or sales rep as a boss? Probably not. Yet plenty of people, particularly young men, view anger as an effective management tool.
Friday, September 30th, 2011
By Andrew Mitchell
August 18th 2010
The harming effects of workplace bullying can go further than mere embarrassment. A target may become psychologically injured after long-term abuse.(more…)
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
By Zeke Barlow
Ventura County Star
Sept 27, 2011
Four months after a grand jury report said workplace bullying was a problem within county government, a recent survey of about 500 employees said much the same.
Sixty percent of the county employees surveyed said they had been bullied at work, while 69 percent said they had witnessed bullying. Forty-four percent said they were yelled at while working and 43 percent said they were retaliated against for speaking up.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Jane Applegate, Open Forum/American Express, September 20,2011
Everyone has experienced a bad day at the office when people are yelling and screaming at each other in frustration. But, if one person is the target of constant verbal and emotional abuse, it can escalate into a troubling case of ‘workplace bullying.’
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.
Tags: Bob Morris, Gary Namie, Healthy Workplace Bill, Jessi Eden Brown, Ruth Namie, The Bully-Free Workplace, workplace bullying
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Friday, August 26th, 2011
By Kimberly Hayes Taylor, msnbc.com contributor
When our colleagues don’t invite us to lunch, gossip about us, are condescending or otherwise rude to us at work, the impact can be so intense that we take our problems home, affecting our families and partners who in turn may also take the stress to their workplaces, a new Baylor University study reports.
Thursday, August 18th, 2011
By Cindy Krischer Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers
August 18, 2011
As soon as I heard my friend’s voice, I could tell she was upset. Over the phone, she described an awful scene that had just happened at her workplace. Her new boss called a staff meeting and began to humiliate each sales person one by one, dishing out personal insults. “He’s a bully, and everyone at the office is miserable,” she said.
My friend is a single mother who can’t afford to be without a job. For now, she plans to endure the insults and humiliation. But some of her co-workers have started a desperate attempt to find another job.