Bullying in the
schools and online is often headline news. Now a recent
study says that America's workplaces are also the
scene of troubling bullying. Nearly 50 percent of the U.S. workforce is either a victim
of or a witness to bullying on the job according to the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI).
What Does Workplace Bullying Look Like?
bullying? According to WBI, workplace bullying is repeated, health-harming
mistreatment that takes one or more of the following forms:
Signs that you may be being bullied include:
For more signs that your workplace is toxic, read Ten Signs You're Being Bullied At Work from Forbes.com.
I Spy a Bully
Work bullies like playground bullies need to be confronted to get
their behavior to stop. Try letting the person know that their behavior or
communications are unacceptable; if they don't change their interactions, it's
time to get your boss or HR staff involved. For additional advice, BNET has a
wonderful primer on managing workplace bullies: How to
Handle a Workplace Bully.
Have you had
trouble with an office bully? What steps does your workplace take to encourage
civility? Share your thoughts here and on the Beyond Folders Community's Facebook and Twitter
by Candie Harris
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