Bully blocking at work : a self-help guide for employees and by Evelyn M. Field

By Evelyn M. Field

Not anyone is going to paintings to be humiliated, abused, ostracised, or assaulted. but this can be the truth of a operating day for a couple of in six staff. Bullying factors billions of greenbacks in misplaced productiveness, dear blunders, worker alternative expenses, and future health and welfare rehabilitation expenditures. so much offices at present go away the sufferers to sink or swim, and the bullies to stay professionally incompetent.  Read more...

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She approached other hospital officials, the State Coroner, the Medical Board, police and Parliament. She was bullied, intimidated, threatened with disciplinary action, prosecution and sacking. ” The research to date identifies four major reasons1 why bullying occurs in organisations: 1. unproductive working conditions 2. poor leadership 3. the target is different 4. poor ethical standards. Condition 1: Unproductive working conditions Poor working conditions lead to bullying because employees may become frustrated when they cannot do their work properly, or when work requirements are inappropriate or unfair, such as unequal shifts.

They’re extremely good at promoting themselves by using charm and mind games to influence, manipulate and control others. Many bullies create a gang to support their climb up the status ladder, while their cronies hang onto their coattails for security, rank or promotion. Their power comes from covert psychological manipulation or overt aggression. They know when their actions are sanctioned by their employer and will manoeuvre others to remain silent, knowing that when careers are under threat other employees won’t take action and so remain detached to avoid being targeted next.

Sometimes he eliminates other threats by destroying his mentors and assuming control. Serial bullies fear exposure. When confronted, they use a variety of tactics, including denial, avoidance and blame. Once he eliminates one target, he waits until everything settles down, then selects another target to isolate, disable and annihilate. This cycle continues until the bully leaves. From one workplace to the next, they leave a trail of destruction, solely focused on fulfilling their own paranoid need for power.

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