The World Health Organization (WHO) introduces a healthy workplace model. A comprehensive way of thinking and acting that addresses: work-related physical and psychosocial risks; promotion and support of healthy behaviours; broader social and environmental determinants.
Bullying is a systematic campaign of interpersonal destruction that jeopardizes your health, your career, the job you once loved. Bullying is a non-physical, non-homicidal form of violence. Because it is abusive it causes both emotional and stress-related physical harm. Freedom from Bullies Week is a chance to break through the shame and silence surrounding bullying. It is a week to be daring and bold. The power of workplace bullying is its ability to stay hidden in plain view. Make every workplace safe and take a stand against workplace bullying!
Unlike the United States, many industrialized countries have addressed the problem workplace bullying, some starting as early as the 1990s. When, (if ever) will America address this huge problem?
What are the true costs of bullying in your area? What is bullying costing your company? Organization? Province/Region? Country? For now, let us only talk about your company, otherwise our minds will go totally askew with huge numbers. If you are the leader of an organization and allow workplace bullying to occur, you create at least five problems.
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Snarky comments, backstabbing colleagues, nagging boss or plain lack of appreciation often fly under the radar, and hence go unnoticed. Being subjected to rudeness is a major reason for dissatisfaction at work as unpleasant behaviour spreads if nothing is done about it, a study says. The research by three psychologists at Lund University in Sweden [...]
You could be bullied at work and not recognize it .... Know the signs Experiences Outside Work You feel like throwing up the night before the start of your work week Your frustrated family demands that you to stop obsessing about work at home Your doctor asks what could be causing your skyrocketing blood pressure [...]
Stress-Related Health Impairment How Bullying Can Affect Your Brain and Body PHYSICAL HARM Stressors, aspects of the work environment and the behavior of people working there, can generate stress. Bullies are stressors, but so are coworkers who do nothing when you expect them to help. In addition, do-nothing institutional helpers -- HR and senior management [...]
Employers Create the Bullying-Prone Environment and Can Stop It Factor 1 "The Way We Do Things Here" Work Culture Provides Cutthroat Competition Opportunities Zero-sum competition. Employees are pitted against each other in positions or tasks that allow only one winner to emerge from deliberate battles, creating many losers. Winning is carved out of the hides [...]
Gary and Ruth Namie, Excerpts from The Bully-Free Workplace (Wiley, 2011) Essay For Work Place Bullying is divided into 6 sections, please see below.
As women at some point of our career life we have been exposed to misogyny, sexism, workplace bullying or even harassment by male superiors. Newspaper headlines have become common these days where women become victims of recriminations from their alleged sexual abusers, stating that the woman who claims to be harassed or inappropriately touched is [...]
At the workplace, as in any social setting, a certain amount of teasing occurs naturally (and sometimes, its not teasing but workplace harassment). But when it becomes insistent and repetitive, causing severe stress to the target, it crosses over to the line of bullying.
10 signs you are being bullied at your workplace and what you could do about it. While bullying is usually perpetrated by someone in a position of power and authority, peers and even subordinates are also known to engage in bullying. A bully (read: weak soul) is actually an insecure, paranoid, control freak. Their aim is to belittle and ultimately diminish their prey through persistent hostile and unnecessarily rude behaviour. Can you spot such a type at work? Here are 10 signs that you're being bullied at the office: