More Common Than You’d Think: Workplace Bullying
Generally, workplace bullying is defined as the use of intimidation through power, influence, tone or language to affect a person negatively. Often, bullying is intentional, but sometimes the bully is not aware of their hurtful actions or words. Workplace bullying affects safety, productivity, trust and the workplace culture.
Some common signs of workplace bullying include:
• Ignoring, isolating or excluding an employee
• Reprimanding or humiliating an employee publicly
• Name-calling or insulting an employee
Workplace bullying is a serious issue, and if you feel like you’re being bullied, you should take steps to address it. For more information, talk to your HR department.