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Dealing with Workplace Bullying

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The STEPS TO RESPECT program describes bullying as "unfair and one-sided. It happens when someone keeps hurting, frightening, threatening, or leaving someone out on purpose." Although the STEPS TO RESPECT program is focused on preventing children from being bullied, many of the program's elements can be applied to another issue: bullying in the workplace. According to researchers, 37 percent of American workers, an estimated 54 million people, have been bullied at work. The issue has become so widespread that 13 states have adopted workplace anti-bullying laws, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute. Workplace ...
New Zealand Employment Law: Workplace Bullying
The recent release of the report by Professor Bentley and his colleagues on workplace bullying puts the spotlight on a problem that has, over recent years, increasingly been recognised as a major workplace issue. One obvious question that arises is what legal redress is avaiable to victims of bullying? The Minister of Labour, Kate Wilkinson, is reported as stating that the employment institutions can deal with claims of bullying through personal grievance claims. I agree with this comment although with some caution and reservations. In some ways bullying stands in much the same position as sexual harassment did two or three ... market research, surveys and trends
Dealing With Workplace Bullying and Harassment
A great psychiatrist gave a presentation at a large conference attended by colleagues and his peers. As he spoke every audience member were glued and intently listening to every one of his words. He was talking about harassment. The psychiatrist spoke of two projections that we are able to portray in our every day life. One projection is best summarized and depicted as the projection we have when driving our car down the street and someone, typically the bully, cuts in on us or turns in front of us. With this projection we immediately get angry and put our hand on the horn gesticulating at the other driver with a barrage of ... market research, surveys and trends


Health and Safety Organiser, Issue 64, December 2009 - Bullying at ...
showed that 13.7 million working days are lost every year as a result of ... seven percent believed that bullying has become an acceptable part of ... dealing with workplace bullying in the same way that any other hazard ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Do policies on bullying make a difference? Contrasting strategy ...
is between 6 billion dollars and 13 billion dollars each year (Sheehan et al., 2001 in .... Sixty seven percent of all staff employed at the Croatian University were ..... proactive in dealing with workplace bullying was emphasised as, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The lesson from DJs: don't just blame individuals
SO DAVID Jones follows a well-worn path and gets rid of a troublemaker, albeit a high-profile one. I am really sad that the ''name, blame and shame'' approach adopted by David Jones in regards to Mark McInnes is another version of a knee-jerk, outdated, adversarial manner of dealing with people problems. Perhaps he was hit by his own boomerang, but in fact, nobody apart from lawyers actually gains. In the first instance, I doubt he apologised to the employee he abused, who may be affected for a long time, the bystanders and any others who have been affected, nor the colleagues who respected his work and whom ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Workplace Mediators Seek a Role in Taming Faculty Bullies
College faculty members who are bullied or abused by coworkers often feel they must either suffer through it or quit. Soon, however, colleges may be pressed to give them a third option: requesting the intervention of a mediator or arbitrator to try to turn their workplace situation around. What is unclear is whether such interventions will make life more tolerable for bullies' victims or leave them feeling more beat up than they were before. Colleges already frequently use various forms of third-party intervention, broadly known as alternative dispute resolution, to try to keep complaints of unlawful discrimination from ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Dealing with Workplace Bullying: A Practical Guide for - DEALING ...
DEALING WITH WORKPLACE BULLYING A Practical Guide for Employees. 3. Bullying is not acceptable workplace behaviour and it should not be tolerated in any ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Workplace Bullying: What Everyone Neets to Know
must ensure employees are not bullied. Company X has grievance and investigation procedures to deal with workplace bullying. Any reports of workplace ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Dealing with workplace bullies
The news has often highlighted schoolyard bullies who drove classmates to violence, such as at Columbine High School, but bullies are found in all walks of life, including the workplace.  Surveys show that one in five workers is exposed to verbal and emotional abuse each year.  What is a bully? In the June 2005 edition of HRMagazine, the Workplace Bullying and Trauma Institute defines bullying as repeated nonphysical, health-impairing psychological mistreatment that falls outside discriminatory harassment. Why are bullies a problem? Bullies typically pick out one or more targets for their ...
Dealing with Bosses and Coworkers: Workplace bullying, Abusive ...
I can answer any question that has to do with working relationships, management skills (or lack there of), conflict, and leadership. I primarily work with troubled teams, groups with poor management, or general dysfunction for over twenty-five years. I am also an author of six management books, a graduate professor at the University of Denver, and a radio talk show host on workplace issues. Go to for more information. Experience Again, twenty-five years of experience in resolving employee/management workplace issues. Organizations ASTD, Toastmasters Int'l, OD Network, Training & Development ...
Dealing with work place bullying | LinkedIn Answers | LinkedIn
Back in 2007 I was the target of a workplace bully. There are still ongoing repercussions related to the incident, but the simplest explanation is that I spoke out and faced serious consequences. There were other people people being bullied, but they said nothing. Considering that this individual was eventually terminated, those that kept quiet fared better than I did, but the troubling part is that the problem was never addressed. The only thing that changed is that the bully is working at a different organization. In leadership we talk about workplace bullying, and there are anti-bullying initiatives, but can this issue ...