We have written a lot on the Respectful Workplace Blog about how to eliminate bullying and disrespectful behavior in the workplace. The following article was contributed by whyteambuilding.com about the research found on the negative impact on mental and physical health on people who are bullied.
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The following is a collection of articles from our blog that define workplace bullying and ways to remedy its toxic effects. Authors include: Paul Meshanko, Erica Pinky, Sindy Warren, Phil Eastwood and Margaret W. Jones.
Last year, Miami Dolphins player Richie Incognito took what was once thought of as only the playground pranks of youngsters into the mainstream of the adult world. Along with his antics of bullying toward his fellow teammate, tackle Jonathan Martin has come the realization that this behavior is more widespread than most people think and [...]
“There’s an App for that” has become a common phrase as the possibilities of our digital age are limited only by our imagination. Unfortunately, those who wish to do harm also have unlimited ways to pervert and abuse technology. The latest opportunity for abuse is Yik Yak.
I’m referring to the choice that we all have to make when faced with obvious signs of disrespect in the workplace. This is especially so if the behaviour is not directed specifically at us. Often times in our workplaces we choose to adopt the old maxim “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” [...]
....doesn't mean bullying behaviors in the workplace can’t get you into all kinds of trouble, legal and otherwise. Let’s take a look at the legal implications of bullying. Currently, there is no anti-bullying legislation, either at the federal or state level. However, many states are working hard to pass such laws. Whether or not they succeed, [...]
With growing dissent and increased violence in the workplace, anti-bullying measures are all the rage in companies big and small and with good reason! According to a Zogby poll in August, 34% percent of workers admitted to being bullied on the job. What Is Bullying in the Workplace? A Schoolyard Phenomenon Haunts the Workplace is [...]
A youngster who surrenders his lunch money to another child’s threats and an employee who is publicly and continually demeaned by his boss may both be experiencing the same phenomenon: bullying. While the term “bullying” is often associated with children, it is very common to see the same type of behavior in a work setting. [...]
Twice in the last six months the NY Times has featured articles about women bullying other women at work. In January 2009 it was A Sisterhood of Workplace Infighting. More recently, on May 10, Mother’s Day, it was Backlash: Women Bullying Women at Work. This last article seems to have touched a nerve. A veritable [...]
Earlier this week the New York Times reported on a new program that teaches empathy to middle school students as a way to prevent violence and bullying. Imagine the possibilities if everyone practiced just a little more empathy in their lives and at work. Gossip Girls and Boys Get Lessons in Empathy By Winnie Hu [...]
What is Employee Disrespect? Employee disrespect is considered as any act type of behavior by the employees which are inappropriate and unethical. It includes many things such as verbal abuse, loud tone, and bullying. This type of behavior is hurtful and can cause stress for other employees who work in an organization. Such employees can [...]
Fundamental Communication Skills Training Curriculum Outline and Learning Objectives 1. Basic communication skills training overview Introductions/expectations Review agenda Communications self-assessment The 12 Rules of Respectful Communications Practice 2. Basics of Communication Skills Training Qualities of great communicators Clarity of purpose: Why are we communicating and what are we [...]
One similarity between the employers of choice I feature in Road to Respect is that they all empower employees to speak up, to raise issues, to talk about problems and ask for help. Speaking up is a cultural norm that promotes organizational success. Unfortunately, the cultural norm of speaking up is the exception rather than the rule.
Many of us focus on what we need to do to be successful, rather than who we need to be to be successful. Who we need to be speaks directly to our values, as well as our level of self-awareness about our behaviours and whether or not we are willing to take responsibility for those behaviours. Getting curious about the nature of our thoughts is the point of departure on the journey to self-awareness. It is the first step on the path to personal responsibility and empowerment.
How often are employees in your workplace reminded about your workplace values? How do you think it might affect your business results if your values were truly lived in your workplace, supporting a positive and respectful workplace community? Everyone succeeds when workplace practices are aligned with values, and in particular the ethical value of respect. The reason is simple; values are the glue that unite us in our humanity.