State leaders in California, Minnesota, Tennessee and Utah addressed abusive conduct with various laws and regulations, writes Edward Stern who has studied workplace bullying extensively.Read More
Extreme narcissists, which Joseph Burgo estimates could make up as much as 10 percent of the population, can be very dangerous to others, especially in the workplace.Read More
Bad bosses beget revolving-door workforces doomed to failure. Good bosses create loyalty and retain good employees.
Leaders must explicitly communicate that uncivil, abusive behavior is thwarting their institutional objectives.
We have a problem that needs resolution right away. One of our supervisors avoids dealing with a problem employee, who tends to bully others into accepting his ideas and resists collaborating with his co-workers. Each time a complaint is brought forward, this supervisor buries his head in the sand. What kind of training or intervention should we provide? How do we raise this delicate issue?
— Intimidated by the Problem, human resources specialist, nonprofit, Washington, D.C.
The quickest way to ensure that generalized workplace bullying becomes illegal is for employers to continue to ignore it.
Why are organizations spending so much time discussing what might happen as opposed to addressing the damage abusive behaviors are causing them right now?Read More
I’ve seen the same mentality in the workplace, too, where intimidation and berating prevail over human kindness and educating.Read More
The incumbents in the Miami Dolphins locker collectively said ‘no nerds,’ which, the last time I looked, isn’t a protected class.Read More
Unless a bully is harassing someone because of a protected class (race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin) bullying is probably legal.Read More