There is a silent epidemic afoot in organizations that is eating away at productivity, performance, and bottom-line results.
This silent epidemic is bullying in the workplace.
The Silent Killer
Workplace bullying is a cancer eating away at some of your most productive people in your organization. It can be an all-controlling force that feeds from fear and casts it shadow on the people who are trying to get stuff done.
Those who have witnessed the behavior are cowed into silence by the phenomenon. Bullying is status-blind harassment, and many states do not have anti-bullying legislation.
According to the Workplace Bullying Institute:
“Workplace bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators.”
The Modus Operandi
Workplace bullying takes on one or more of the following forms:
- Verbal and nonverbal abuse
- Offensive conduct/behaviors such as: Threats, intimidation, violent gestures, and Sexual – either…
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