One study found 37% of the American workforce had experienced bullying by bosses or coworkers.
Bullying in the office includes withholding of information critical to getting the job done, insulting rumors, and other purposeful humiliation. In farm language, the chicken with a defect gets pecked to death.
Leaders adopt personal strategies for dealing with office drama. It’s normally best to stay out of the drama but not so with Bullying. Bullying always escalates. Eventually, it will negatively impact social dynamics, productivity, and efficiency.
Leaders reach higher when they confront bullying.
You can say to the bully, “I’m not sure what’s going on but it looks like you are involved. If it doesn’t stop, I’ll get to the bottom of this.”
On the other hand, honor the one being bullied by giving them positive attention and opportunities to excel. (which may throw gas on the fire)
Bullying on the playground or in the home is no laughing matter. Tolerating it endorses it.
If you are being bullied, this web site has 8 suggestions for dealing with it. http://www.livescience.com/health/070329_bully_tips.html
How have you dealt with bullying?
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