Did you know that bosses are the majority of the bullies in the workplace and that, according to Workplace Bullying Institute, 1 in 3 workers (37 million) experience workplace abuse? Also, 20% of workplace bullying crosses the line into harassment and 3 out of 4 managers who witness bullying either deny, discount, encourage, rationalize or defend bullying behavior. This is why bullying is referred to as the "silent epidemic."
Bullying causes an unhealthy workplace and creates a hostile work environment. This can be costly to the employer via health costs, absenteeism, low productivity, and costly litigation.
Bullies are scary, shocking, humiliating, and embarrassing; yet bullies are unfortunately tolerated in the workplace far too often . Why? Because the company doesn't want to have to deal with the bullies and doesn't want to rock the boat. Often times employers don’t want the attack, the conflict, the discomfort. So the bullies keep the same behavior and others either pretend they aren’t wreaking havoc or grit their teeth and tolerate them.
Let me share with you 5 things I do when I encounter a perceived bully:
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