I’m asked why bullying happens in the workforce more so these days. And, the better question to ask is why leaders allow bullying.
This is part 3 in the series – How to Handle Bullies at Work.
Additionally, you’ll find the first two article links at the bottom of this post.
Why Bullying Happens
- Bullies are not punished and thrive when there is no established rule.
- No one in the company has the will to stop bullying.
Also, these are 2 reasons why star employees jump ship. They are sick and tired of these dangerous people allowed to get away with their violent behavior.
Bullying is Under-Reported
- 40% of targets never tell their employers
- Bullying is erroneously branded as conflict or difference in personality styles
- Complaints lead to retaliation
- Targets figure it’s easier not to report bullies to leadership
All these reasons lead to “the great resignation.” Coaching clients tell me that they leave because they found new positions at a company that values anti-bullying cultures. As a result, this hurts because many times they find new positions in a competing organization. Ouch!
The links below take you directly to the first two articles in the series; “How to Handle Bullies at Work.”
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Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP, CVP
Queen of Conflict Resolution
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