Workplace Bullying – Tips for Victims and Bosses


Workplace issues include bullying. It’s a widespread problem for employers and employees, alike.

Data shows as many as 35 percent of all employees are victims of workplace bullies.

Workplace bullying is a costly threat to an organization’s teamwork and productivity. In fact, it hurts retention of all employees.

It can also cause legal issues, for which best practices in workplace investigation are needed.

In addition, if a company is lacking in teamwork, morale is weak and profits are weak, chances are you there might be problems with workplace bullies.

If so, this means you probably to improve your organization’s culture.

Be forewarned, changing a culture is a monumental chore because it will take strategic planning and super powers of persuasion.

There are six steps to necessary to implement a cultural change for profits.

Victims have rights and employers must take steps to need to deal with it and prevent it, as it involves physical and mental abuse.

Do not tolerate it. Make it a formal policy.

For victims and bosses, here’s a helpful infographic by Quill:

How to Squash Workplace Bullying Without Bullying Back

From the Coach’s Corner, here are relevant strategies employees and managers:

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How to Deal With An Oppressive Employer — In the private and public sectors, organizational performance is strong when employees are managed properly. In turn, employees perform well and they are confident in their employers. So it was disturbing when someone asked me what to do about an abusive boss.

Workplace Communication – Is the ‘Queen Bee Syndrome’ a Myth or Reality? — Regrettably, women’s same-sex conflicts in the workplace have long been maligned in books as inherently more problematic than men’s. Hence, the negative stereotypes – the “queen bee syndrome” or worse, “cat fights.” The typecasting prompted a 2013 academic report, “Much Ado about Nothing? Observers’ Problematization of Women’s Same-Sex Conflict at Work.”

Strategies to Make Change Management Programs Work — Management is mostly to blame because most change-management programs crash and burn. Why? It’s up to management to hire the right people, and to invest in the right tools while inspiring employees to accept and drive change. Here’s how.

Manage Health Costs by Improving Your Culture 3 Ways — Is your company saddled with high health costs? By improving your culture in three ways to minimize stress, your company will improve performance and long-term sustainability.

“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.”
-Theodore Roosevelt


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Author Terry Corbell has written innumerable online business-enhancement articles, and is a business-performance consultant and profit professional. Click here to see his management services. For a complimentary chat about your business situation or to schedule him as a speaker, consultant or author, please contact Terry.




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