Bullying in the Workplace: What to Do?

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Bullying in the Workplace: What to Do?

COURSE
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Bullying has been around since time began, and more or less accepted as a part of the way things are. Only recently have its victims begun to speak out publicly. In the workplace, where power disparities are the norm, bullying is sometimes seen as unavoidable and is allowed to flourish unchecked. In many cases, victims are discouraged from even naming it.

This two-module course describes the most common forms of bullying in the workplace and calculates its costs to victims and organizations; the motivations for bullying are also covered. Finally, the course offers strategies for dealing with workplace bullies. Each module concludes with a brief test-yourself quiz.

Learning
What Is Bullying, and Why Does It Matter?

Starting from the premise that bullying is not always easy to spot, even for its perpetrators, this module attempts to provide a comprehensive definition of bullying. The aim is to improve your ability to recognize bullying behavior when you see it. The very real dangers of bullying, both to victims and to organizations, are also discussed.

1. What Is Bullying?resource
2. Calling Bullies Outresource
3. Forms of Workplace Bullyingresource
4. What Workplace Bullying Is Notresource
5. Electronic Bullyingresource
6. When Does Bullying Become Criminal?resource
7. If Bullying Isn't Against the Law, Why Should Managers Try to Stop It?resource
8. Harm Bullying Can Cause to the Organizationresource
9. Harm Bullying Can Cause to the Individualresource
10. Quiz: Can You Spot a Bully?quiz
Understanding Bullies and Stopping Them

In this module, we look at bullies’ motivations and discuss ways of stopping bullying behavior once it’s been identified.

1. Why Bullies Bullyresource
2. How Management Can Short-Circuit Bullyingresource
3. Some Practical Steps to Takeresource
4. Spotting the Sneaksresource
5. Warning Signs of Covert Bullyingresource
6. What to Do When Bullying Is Spottedresource
7. What the Victim of a Bully Should Doresource
8. Quiz: Can You Stop a Bully?quiz
9. Further Reading: An Expample of a Policy for a Bully-Free Workplaceresource