9 Signs There’s an Office Bully in Your Mids
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries reports that 47 million American workers (around 46%) say they’ve personally contended with workplace bullying within the previous year; 15 million (13%) suffered from it at least once weekly. Insulting, harassing, and abusive peers often come stereotypically slapped as denizens of the junior high and high school hallways, but such cruelty extends well into the college and career years. Unfortunately, societal perceptions — not to mention certain facets of corporate culture — render it difficult for victims to properly discuss and curtail the pain. Many fear judgment, firing, or other shapes of retaliation just for merely speaking up or defending themselves. From boardroom to mailroom, employees who spend their days in an office setting should familiarize themselves with the symptoms of office bullying. HR professionals and anyone in a leadership position must especially pay attention to the following signals that something needs fixing for a safer, happier, and far healthier environment.
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