The Challenges Of Bullying In The Workplace

1344 Words 6 Pages
Bullying in the Workplace Although bullying has been around for decades, most people tend to think of bullying as an epidemic predominantly in our educational system due to the intensity of the media surrounding the countless number of suicides connected to bullying in schools. Acts of victimization do not always begin and end in schools, it can continue in our homes and even in our work environments. Although, for many of us, the expectation is that of employees modeling professionalism, ethical behavior and a team building approach to achieving our common goals to provide the best possible service and product to the community, this may not be the case. I know countless people have experienced some form of bullying in their lives, even …show more content…
The media’s active approach to educating viewers regarding the identification of bullying, possible ramifications, recommendations to address such issues and legal right have been instrumental in drawing attention to this enormous problem we are facing today. Implementation of anti-bullying laws, legislation, policies and educational media excerpts are vitally important in achieving our goal in the war against this type of victimization. Local unions must continue to educate themselves, develop and implement contract language that provides their members with protective factors addressing bullying, retaliation, investigation process and recording methods. These practices will bring public awareness and an understanding that bullying can range anywhere from verbal to physical altercations, relational aggression, racial, sexual. In conjunction with more recent methods such as cyberbullying and its link to suicides which can take place in our children’s schools as well as the place of business, it’s imperative that we create a united front against …show more content…
In essence, the bully is also being bullied. The outcome to using such tactics are employee morale is destroyed, inability to retention employees and productivity decreases. When speaking to managers in this predicament; the emotional exhaustion, internal battles due to harming others in order to cease their own mistreatment and preserve their employment is overwhelming. The supervisor who refused to partake in such behavior, endure maltreatment until she was able to obtain employment elsewhere. The other manager remained in her position satisfying the demands of her superior and justified her actions by stating employees were unwilling to embrace change and therefore management was forced to become more controlled and restrictive in the way business was conducted. As expected the results of such behaviors remained consistent with the first scenario. There are many contributing factors associated with workplace bullying. For example there are employees who have suffered a great deal of mistreatment and abuse who seek revenge and vow never to allow anyone to mistreat them again. Unfortunately, unresolved issues can lead to the victim becoming the perpetrator. Hence becoming what they once hated. The refusal to forgive and harbor hatred is like a disease that can eventually consume, transform and affect your

Related Documents