Friday, May 1, 2015

Workplace Bullying

Here is valuable article on workplace bullying. Consider these survey results.:

  • Most bullies are in positions of managerial or supervisory control – 72%
  • Most bullies are men – 62%
  • Bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal forms of harassment
  • Most employers ignore or worsen the problem of bullying – 62%
  • Most bullied employees never inform their employers of the bullying, or do not have a scope to inform – 40%
  • Only very few bullied employees ever go to court – 3%
  • Many bullied employees – 40% - quit the job to address a decline in health and sanity

You can read more here about who does the bullying and how as well as who are the typical targets of bullies. In the end the responsibility for dealing with the problem lies with the manager or employer.


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