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Copy of Corporate Bullying

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Alicia Lawhorn

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Corporate Bullying What Is Bullying? Repeated attacks against a person creating an on-going pattern of behavior. Can occur in a variety of contexts and forms Acts or verbal comments that could mentally hurt or isolate a person in the workplace. Corporate Bullying: Assertion of power through aggression. Unreasonable action that is aimed towards one person in an office area. Statistics from WBI-Zogby Survey Who is affected? The Company What is Bullying?
Who is Affected?
How To Recognize Bullying.
What Can You Do?
Summary The Victim



Reduced Productivity


Poor customer service


Panic Attacks



Hypertension How to Recognize Bullying. Who's a bully?
Verbal abuse


Public humiliation Direct Acts Gossiping

False Accusations

Social Exclusion Indirect Acts Assigning overloads of work



Excluding or isolating Signs of a Bully Manager


Client Who could be a bully? Selfishness


Jealousy Why They Bully What Can You Do? Types Of Bullying Educate


Treat all complaints seriously

Create a Bully Free Policy Manager Be Professional

Keep a factual journal

Keep copies of Document

Report the harassment Victim DO NOT Summary Corporate Bullying :
Acts or verbal comments that could mentally hurt or isolate a person in the workplace. Companies are impacted just as much as the victim.

Bullying can be indirect or direct acts.

A bully can be any coworker, boss, or client. Managers can create policies to prevent a bullying environment

Don't be afraid to take a stand. " It takes courage to escape the clawing energy
of someone else", stand up for yourself no matter how uncomfortable others make you feel" - Jacqueline Gilbert "Bullying in the Workplace." Bullying in the Workplace : OSH Answers. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety, 8 Mar. 2005. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/psychosocial/bullying.html>.
Hauge, Lars Johan, Anders Skogstad, and Ståle Einarsen. "Individual and Situational Predictors of Workplace Bullying: Why Do Perpetrators Engage in the Bullying of Others?" Work & Stress 23.4 (2009): 349-58. Print.
Keeling, June, Jane Quigley, and Tim Roberts. "Bullying In The Workplace: What It Is And How To Deal With It." Professional Issues 14.10 (October 2006): 616-21. Print.
Lieber, Lynn D. "How Workplace Bullying Affects the Bottom Line." Employment Relations Today. Wiley Periodicals, Inc., Fall 2010. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ert.20314/abstract>.
"Peoplemanagment.co.uk." People Management. Personnel Publications Ltd., 17 Apr. 2008. Web. 09 Oct. 2012. <http://www.peoplemanagment.co.uk/howto>.
Wiedmer, Terry L. "Workplace Bullying: Costly and Preventable." Morality in Education (Winter 2011): 35-41. Print.
Cade, Valeria, prod. How Can You Stop a Conversation with a Bully? YouTube. YouTube, 9 Jan. 2011. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. <Http://YouTu.be/a193UQOGixY>.
Cade, Valerie, prod. What Can You Say To the Bully? YouTube. YouTube, 8 Jan. 2011. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. <Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKoGGKRBHY&sns=em>. 
Gilbert, Jacqueline. “The Case Against Self-Censorship.” Organized for Efficiency: Streaminling Your Worklife. Wendy Jans Design, 8 Oct. 2012. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. <http://organizedforefficiency.com/the-case-against-self-censorship/>.
- - -. “Taking the Workplace Bully by The Horns.” Organized for Efficiency: Streamlining Your Worklife. Wendy Jans Design, 2 Aug. 2012. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. <http://organizedforefficiency.com/taking-the-workplacebully-by-the-horns/>. References: "Bully Busters" Ariel Buie Elvis Arencibia Preston Sorg Alicia White Ernesto Mona Jasmine Poindexter Jackson Davison Examples: Carl Dessureault, the 44-year-old Quebec bus driver was incessantly being bullied by co-workers because he resembled a police man in connection with a rape. The abuse and teasing got so bad, Dessureault took time off on the advice of his supervisors.When he returned to work, the mocking resumed. He sought counseling and was put on antidepressants as well as medication to lower his blood pressure. Sadly, on September 17, 2010, the bus driver who had
worked 22 years ended his suffering for good. Repetition
Power disparity
Attributed intent Brief Introduction to Corporate Bullying Questions? Ben Thompson Scenario 1: An angry employer physically
assaults an employee by grabbing
her and throwing her out of his office. Bonnie Russell: "After my supervisor at a privately owned legal advertising firm put his hands on me in anger and shoved me out of his office, the CEO of the company was informed. After talking to the bully, who admitted his actions, he asked me outside to talk. He accused me of hurting his company. After our discussion the CEO cut to the chase by asking me what it would take to not file charges. I told him to fire the bully and he did immediately." I have two colleagues who are very jealous of me. The have been after me for he past couple of months trying to figure out my vulnerabilities. Despite their efforts, I remain my friendly, happy self. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer is something I subscribe to.
Eventually my coworker lost it and confronted me in my office with voice raised and threatening body language. It was terrifying. I managed to keep my composure though. However, I had to leave my office to keep the situation from escalating. My boss was not in the office. However, the next morning I told my boss I wanted to take the matter to HR and she agreed. Anonymous: Scenario 3: Two coworkers have become jealous of
your success. They have began turning other coworkers against you and eventually confronts you with a raised tone of voice and threatening body language. Scenario 2: Ignore potential problems

Delay the Resolution DO NOT

Retaliate Driven To Death High Costs! Physical Symptoms Psychological Symptoms Anxiety



Suicidal Thoughts
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