Posted on: June 12th, 2013
Posted by Heidi Schwartz
The Workplace Bullying Institute defines workplace bullying as “repeated mistreatment: sabotage by others that prevented work from getting done, verbal abuse, threatening conduct, intimidation, and humiliation.”
Regardless of how your company defines it, there’s one big, important takeaway: Workplace bullying is an early warning sign of potential violence in the office. Employers can combat workplace bullying by:
- Setting effective company policies against bullying
- Communicating and training staff on policies and recognizing bullying tactics
- Intervening at the first signs of bullying behavior
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Tips To Combat Workplace Bullying
In the wake of movies like “Mean Girls” and “Bully,” bullying, both in schools and the workplace, has gotten heightened attention. Indeed, the Workplace Bullying Institute reports that 35% of workers have experienced bullying firsthand, and bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal harassment in the workplace. But what exactly does that mean? Why does it matter? How should companies react?
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