Workplace Bullying – What can be done to combat it??? Have your say and let us know what you think…
Bullying affects thousands of workers across the world every single day. Its an issue that seems to be growing all the time. No one should have to suffer the affects of any form of bullying. We want your views, opinions and your stories if you yourself have been a victim of bullying in the workplace.
A little bit about Workplace bullying
According to the Workplace Bullying and Trauma Institute workplace bullying is “repeated, health-harming mistreatment, verbal abuse, or conduct which is threatening, humiliating, intimidating, or sabotage that interferes with work, or some combination of the three.”
Statistics show that bullying is 3 times as prevalent as illegal discrimination and at least 1,600 times as prevalent as workplace violence.
Statistics also show that while only one employee in every 10,000 becomes a victim of workplace violence, one in six experiences bullying at work. Bullying is more common than sexual harassment, but it is verbal abuse that is the most common form of bullying in the workplace.
Effects of workplace bullying
- High blood pressure
- Trouble with relationships due to stress over work
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Absenteeism and low productivity
- Lowered self-esteem and depression
- Digestive upsets
To read what workplacebullying.org has to say, and for advice bullying please click the following link http://www.workplacebullying.org/
No one deserves to be bullied!!!
What do you think can be done to combat workplace bullying? Please feel free to share your views and opinions on this subject. We look forward to hearing what you have to say.Tomthumb
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