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Bullying in the Workplace

Academic journal article Manager

Bullying in the Workplace

Article excerpt

Not only does bullying lead to a miserable working life for its victims, the negative atmosphere it creates can also affect company performance.

Yngve Traberg is CEO of ClickAJob, the UK's largest Human Resource portal. The company will not tolerate bullying of any kind and has set up special Staff Forums, where employees can feel free to air their views and opinions in a controlled environment. In this article, he strongly urges victims not to suffer in silence.

Anyone who was bullied at school will remember the fear and anxiety they felt everyday as they entered the school gates. Unfortunately, for many, that fear was not left behind in the playground.

Bullying in the workplace is not a rare occurrence, with one in six people having experienced it in the last six months, and one in four over the last five years.

However, in a recent survey by The Andrea Adams Trust, it was found that only 26% of those surveyed knew of specific policies in their workplace designed to help victims of bullying.

If nothing is done about the situation, it will lead to poor performance for companies and a miserable working life for many.

What is bullying?

Bullying is any form of harassment, whether mental or physical, which is unwanted by the person at which it is aimed. If the conduct by another makes a person feel harassed or uncomfortable - whether intentional or not - this can be classed as bullying. It can be persistent, offensive behaviour, which undermines another person's self esteem and confidence.

Who are the bullies?

The bullies are normally those that feel under stress due to a lack of control over their workload. …

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