For those new to the concept of workplace bullying, here is some very good information. Although out of Australia, it is dead on and following this information will lead to a better understanding.
To those of us that are “in the know,” this is a good refresher!
Description: What’s workplace bullying?
(Based on Stale Einarson and Paul McCarthy)
Workplace bullying involves the repetitive, prolonged abuse of power. Unwelcome, unreasonable, escalating behaviours are aggressively directed at one or more workers and cause humiliation, offence, intimidation and distress. It places their health, well-being, safety and career at risk, interferes with job performance and creates a toxic working environment. Workplace bullying can attack anyone, in any career, at any level, within any organization, at any time.
About one in six people are bullied at work; in some industries the figure is higher, ranging from 25%, 50% to 97% (Duncan and Riley study).