An awesome post on bullying… I hope we can all learn from it and change our leadership style to discourage this sort of workplace menace.
Not long ago, I attended a great presentation by conflict consultant Kathleen Bartle about workplace bullying. This brought back not-so-great memories of having worked with a bully myself very early on in my career.
And let me tell you, bullying is something serious and really impacts the victims.
Looking at the Facts
Let’s have a look at the facts: About 50% of U.S. workers have experienced some form of workplace bullying, and 75% of them leave their jobs to end the bullying (Namie, U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey, Workplace Bullying Institute and Zogby International, September 2007).
But bullying doesn’t only affect the target.
A recent study (Houshman, O’Reilly, Robinson & Wolff, 2012) indicated that coworkers of bullying targets have similarly high turnover intentions compared to the targets themselves.
Definition of Bullying
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