What is workplace bullying

Bullying is a form of mistreatment in the workplace; it is not part of the job. We all have a responsibility to stop it and work toward Bully-Free Workplaces. Workplace bullying is unwanted and unreasonable behavior directed toward an individual or a group of workers that creates a risk to the health and safety. Workplace bullying can also affect an organization through reduced productivity, increased staff turnover, and legal costs.

Benefits to the Employee: Our program will help you identify whether or not you you are being bullied. Not all conflict situations in the workplace constitute bullying or harassment . It is important to recognize the difference. Some of the topics we address: Defining and identifying bullying behaviors, effects on employees and workplaces, personal and formal remedies.

Identifying the Risks: Workplace bullying can be subtle and hidden or obvious. Establishing whether bullying exists in your workplace, or if bullying could occur at some point in the future, is something we can’t ignore. Obvious signs of workplace bullying may not be evident; however, it does not mean that such behavior or conduct does not exist. Our program helps to identify environmental factors that increase the potential for workplace bullying.

Benefits to the Employer: A healthy workplace is a productive workplace. A healthy workplace is characterized by lower absenteeism, increased productivity, reduced staff turnover, improved morale, increased work quality, and improved physical and emotional health of employees.

Management Strategies: A multi-level strategy involving workers and their representatives is the most effective way to deal with bullying in the workplace. This includes developing specific strategies against psychological harassment and bullying; and making improvements in the psychosocial work environment.