Do Not Stand Alone: Workplace Bullying

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From http://bloggertone.com 3303 days ago
Made Hot by: sannwood on May 12, 2011 4:47 pm
At some point in our lives many of us (myself included) have had some experience at the hands of a bully, be it the school yard bully or a workplace bully, but whichever way, the feelings of isolation and extreme stress that bullying creates can linger for many years after the event. At some point in our lives many of us (myself included) have had some experience at the hands of a bully, be it the school yard bully or a workplace bully, but whichever way, the feelings of isolation and extreme stress that bullying creates can linger for many years after the event. No matter what form the bullying takes it should become one of a company’s priorities to be able to identify and deal with bullying behavior.





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Written by EncouragingExcellence
3302 days ago

Great post Catherine. As someone who was bullied in nearly all walks of life at some stage, I think one of the best ways of counter-acting it is to teach the bullied person the skills to be able to deflect it so that it doesn't have the desired effect. It was only when I stood up to the bullies that they left me alone. An understanding of why they are bullying in the first place and correcting that would also nip it in the bud.

Can't wait for the following posts :-)



Written by catherineconnors
3299 days ago

Thank you for your comment Mairead, I hope to address this issue in future posts on the subject. Catherine



Written by catherineconnors
3302 days ago

Thank you so much for your comment Duncan, sadly I think many people will have a story like yours, one day I hope this type of behaviour can/will change.

Change happens with one person.

Catherine



Written by businessavante
3303 days ago

Wonderful insights, Catherine - I can't wait for parts 2 & 3.

Lots of aspects to comment on in part 1, but the last part reminded me of a sad situation at a restaurant I worked at years ago. A short man of Hawaiian/Japanese descent was a talented cook. His nickname went from "Gringo" (because he supposedly looked Mexican), to "Ga-da-ding", to "Little Ding". I once asked him if it bothered him, and his reply is what was sad - he said no, he was used to it, and he figured they liked him but just teased him for fun. It was like he enjoyed being the Tar Baby. They Did like him, but he never stood up.

Duncan



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