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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bullying in the workplace

Hold All My Calls
Office pranks are common; especially, between close friends. I do it. Others to it do me too. It's fun and all until someone gets hurt.

Bullying occurs in the workplace too. A recent NSIDE ATX article by Sharon Schweitzer provided some surprising statistics of bullying in the workplace such as: there are more female bullies than males; Europeans report being bullied more than the U.S. and Asia; current laws do not ban bullying; and bullying can be one-on-one or by a group.

As stated in the article, bullying has a negative effect on an organization. It decreases morale and trust, and increases stress and/or depression.

You can read the complete article, which offers tips on how to identify bullying problems, HERE.

Source: http://www.getnside.com/atx/magazine/business/current/articles/2721-From_the_Playground_to_the_Boardroom/

 

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