Let’s talk about workplace bullying

Yes, to keep bullying in the workplace, we need to speak up and out about the situations. Please take note of the “what we can do” section of the article. What else can we do? You know who is being bullied in your workplace-why not say something about it. Talk to the victim, talk to the bullying. Start documenting what you see and hear and see what you can do together. Tune into the video. Thanks again MA.

Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill

Talking about workplace bullying is exactly how we get the word out that it exists, why it needs to stop, and what we can do about it. And that’s just what advocates Jessica Stensrud, Ty Weeks, and Andrew Winters did. In Shakeena Appleberry’s “Let Us Talk About It,” Shakeena, Jessica, Ty, and Andrew made these insightful points:

The basics of workplace bullying

  • Workplace bullying puts more emphasis on money than humans, often completely removing humanity from work.
  • Jealousy and insecurity lead to bullying in any forum.
  • When image becomes a priority, bullying can thrive.
  • Targets often fear reporting bullying because people know problems get covered up.
  • Bullying is learned behavior. It is malicious and intentional. They may have been taught poor coping mechanisms, lack the ability to love, or don’t love themselves.
  • Bullying is NOT about being tough. Tough, great bosses want the best out of people and bring the best…

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About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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