Presentation on theme: "Work Place Bullying Susan Craft, MS, SPHR, GPHR Consulting by Design of Princess Anne firstname.lastname@example.org."— Presentation transcript:
1 Work Place BullyingSusan Craft, MS, SPHR, GPHR Consulting by Design of Princess Anne
2 Define Work Place Bullying Workplace bullying, as defined by the Workplace Bullying and Trauma Institute, is the repeated mistreatment of one or more employees with a malicious mix of humiliation, intimidation and sabotage of performance.
3 “Bullying is the sexual harassment of 20 years ago; everybody knows about it, but nobody wants to admit it.”Lewis L. Maltby President, National Workrights Institute
4 It is the deliberate, hurtful, repeated mistreatment of employees driven by a desire to control.
5 Examples of Workplace Bullying Intimidating or undermining employeesThreatening employees’ self-esteemThreatening employees’ work statusIsolating employees from opportunities, information and interaction with othersGiving impossible deadlinesCreating undue pressure and stressOverworking employees
6 Managers Supervisors Co-workers People with authority Who are the Bullies?ManagersSupervisorsCo-workersPeople with authority
7 Bullying tactics Constant and unfair criticism Social bantering and teasingYelling, shouting, and screamingPersonal InsultsHostile glare and other intimidating gesturesRepeatedly accusing someone of errors which cannot be documentedMalicious gossipingMonopolizing supplies and other resourcesAggressive s or notesOvert threats and aggression or violenceInflicting menial task not keeping with the normal responsibilities of the jobTaking credit for another persons ideas
8 Reasons to Confront and Stop Workplace bullying Employees may suffer physical and emotional problemsEmployee turnover increaseEmployees are not treated with respect and dignityEmployers could be held liable for tolerating bullying in the workplaceCould lead to hostile work environment