How is your workplace? Is there a bullying among your coworkers? Is it your supervisor? Bullying is a problem, serious problem. The workplace is not paying attention to what is going on. Maybe the focus is too much on products and profits.Why would an organization not want their employees to feel safe and happy on their job? When the employees are happy the production is high and absenteeism is low. The work is getting down. I presented at the recent conference on bullying in Shippensburg, PA. My topic address bullying in the workplace from a witnesses perspective. The highlights are on the webpage. http://www.workplacebullyingcoalition.org
I studied bullying for about 5 years. It is a serious topic. Some of the participants of the study felt they were working in a “toxic” environment. How do people do that? Some noted that they were on medication for depression or high blood pressure. One participant said-“I hate my job! I cry on my drive into work”. To read my study google:
Perceptions of bullying in the workplace: A phenomenological study.
There is no law in the United States to protect employees from being bullied. What can we do about it?