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.
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.
“WBI research findings and conversations with thousands of targets have confirmed that targets appear to be the veteran and most skilled person in the workgroup” (quote from WBI).
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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.