This is Part 1 in a series of blogs that cover workplace bullying.
- Do you have bullies at work?
- Are you a target for these dangerous people?
- What do leaders do to stop bullies?
Indian Activist Gandhi said, “Bullies are always found where there are cowards.”
This quote speaks such truth. Bullies are like spoiled children who are jealous of others on the playground.
Facts About Workplace Bullying
Bullying is a form of violence. In addition, they don’t have to throw a single punch to do lasting damage to another person’s heath. Plus, they affect your organization’s fiscal health.
Bullying is experienced by more than ⅓ of the Us workforce. And it is 4 times more prevalent than illegal harassment.
These facts must be shared with leaders who let workforce bullies get away with their behavior. Coaching clients who are not leaders share these facts with their boss.
A Description of Workplace Bullying
- Sabotage over a significant amount of time
- Verbal Abuse
Mistreatment severe enough to compromise a worker’s health and interpersonal Destruction are both devastating for the bully’s target.
Add all of these together, and you’ll discover it’s about the bully’s agenda!
Look for more strategies next week on fighting back against workplace bullies.
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