Your ideas are dismissed, your phone calls go unreturned, you miss a key meeting because you weren't invited, you are being stonewalled and its both confusing and frustrating.
The most recent research identifies that as many as 70 per cent of employees were currently being bullied or had been bullied in the past; also, just over 13 per cent indicate they have witnessed workplace bullying. Of the number that had been bullied, 38 per cent indicated that the bullying activity had occurred for over six months. Different from constructive criticism or conflict, bullying is persistent, it focuses on a person rather than a task and the recipient feels powerless to stop it. Worst of all, employees who experience bullying find that it's just as hard to explain and stop the abuse as it is to suffer through it. With close to a decade of growing focus on this apparent epidemic, this workshop explores what is working to eliminate bullying.
- Signs of workplace bullying: its causes and effects
- How is covert bullying any different from passive aggression?
- Blame, shame and malicious envy
- What strategies are proving effective for individuals, teams and organisations
- Realistic not idealistic strategies
- Helping others. Helping your self.