We hear the word “bullying,” and we think of playground scuffles, of taunts in the school hallway. Sadly, the painful reality of bullying is that it can often follow us from childhood into the workplace. In a recent survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute, workplace bullying was defined as “repeated mistreatment: sabotage by others that prevented work from getting done, verbal abuse, threatening conduct, intimidation or humiliation.” And millions of Americans face these situations every day. In this CareNote, Diane Pharo helps readers identify the different types of bullies, understand their motivations, learn to protect themselves, and take the steps necessary to end the abuse.
By Diane Pharo, SCN