Addressing emotional workplace abuse, this Palgrave Pivot takes a multidisciplinary approach which combines feminist research on violence with organisation and management studies. Using empirical data and research, the book analyses why it is difficult to name and identify emotional abuse and addresses the severe negative effects of abuse on the targets' lives. It brings ethical leadership to the fore as a means to foster sustainable organisations.
"Overcoming the silence and denial by which abuse thrives," this invaluable resource is organized into two overarching categories. Part one: Bullying Defined includes chapters including "What is bullying?", "The bully's hold", "Bully tactics", and "Symptoms and effects." Part two: How to Challenge and Combat Workplace Bullying includes chapters on "Unmasking the bully", "Standing up for yourself", "Recourse to law", and "Moral issues."
The book helps readers to understand what mobbing is, why it occurs, how it affects a victim and organizations, and what people can so. The authors have interviewed victims from across the U.S. and the book contains many quotes that poignantly illustrate the gravity of the mobbing experience. An overview of the literature and research is provided as well as many practical strategies to help the victims, managers, healthcare and legal professionals.
Building on the success of two earlier best-selling editions from 2003 and 2011, this benchmark text and highly cited reference work now appears in its third edition. This book is a research-based resource on key aspects of workplace bullying and its remediation. This book should be of interest to all scholars in the field of organizational behavior and social processes at work. In particular, the book is a much-needed tool for bachelor, master and PhD students, new and experienced researchers in the field, advanced practitioners and policy makers, including labor inspectors, union representatives, HR-personnel, lawyers, management consultants, and counsellors in private practice, family physicians and occupational health practitioners, to name a few.
This book translates a decade of scientific research about workplace bullying into an easy-to-read form for any audience. Learn about bullying in the US--how often it happens, how people recover from abuse, how they fight back, and how organizations can build more respectful climates. Use this book as a resource when filing complaints, speaking to HR, or reporting to upper-managers.
Few studies address workplace bullying in American higher education. Leah P.Hollis, EdD, author of Bully in the Ivory Tower addressed the issue of workplace bullying in four-year institutions. This volume replicates the study to reveal that 64% of community college respondents are affected by workplace bullying. Women, people of color, and the LGBT community face increased incidents of workplace bullying.This volume addresses topics like the impact of labor unions on higher education workplace bullying. This topic is timely as several unions are emerging for adjunct faculty nationally. Also, the volume offers a rare voice from the presidents' perspective on workplace bullying. The narratives show that even the president has a boss, and can be adversely affected by workplace bullying.For those learning about leadership, especially applied to community college, this volume offers ten case studies for discussion and consideration. The volume concludes with a "call to action" for community colleges that have an opportunity to create and maintain a healthy workplace. In turn, effective policy can stop the costly behavior that is eroding the community college mission.
This analytical volume uses qualitative data, quantitative data, and direct employee experiences to aid understanding of why workplace bullying occurs in universities throughout the US. To address higher education workplace bullying, this text offers data-driven interventions for human resource staff and departments to effectively tackle this destructive phenomenon. Drawing on Hollis' first-hand research which is supported by findings from a 2019 Human Resources data collection, this text identifies populations which are most vulnerable to discrimination within academia. The data shows how human resource departments, executive leadership, and faculty might proactively intervene to prevent workplace bullying.
This book gives in-depth insights into the core issues of workplace bullying from the perspectives of the individuals involved, their interpersonal relationships, the group dynamics and organizational contexts. This book gets to the roots of why and how bullying occurs. A question-and-answer section at the end of the chapters, brings together theory and practice. The book is very structured and designed to be used as a text, or hand, book for academics, HR managers, organizational consultants, psychotherapists, counsellors and life coaches.
The book examines organizational culture and wellness in the presence of bully triads. The book includes ideas for assessment and performance improvement concerning organizational culture. The book addresses possible approaches to improve workplace culture and corporate wellness and to create bully-free environments.
Research shows that as many as 37% of American workers have experienced workplace abuse at some time in their working lives. Mobbing, a form of abuse in which individuals, groups, or organizations target a single person for ridicule, humiliation, and removal from the workplace, can lead to deteriorating physical and mental health, violence, and even suicide. Overcoming Mobbing is an informative, comprehensive guidebook written for the victims of mobbing and their families. In an engaging and reader-friendly style, mobbing experts Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry help readers to make sense of the experience and mobilize resources for recovery. Mobbing involves ongoing negative acts, both overt and covert, that over time erode workers' confidence in themselves and in their workplaces. In addition to those who have experienced mobbing, this book is an invaluable resource for workplace managers and human resources personnel who wish to prevent or reverse mobbing within their own professional settings.
Workplace bullying is more common and costly than most people realise. It can make life unbearable for employees in any industry and ultimately undermine an organisation's potential for profit. In this practical guide, Carlo Caponecchia and Anne Wyatt explain how to identify workplace bullying and apply best practice to preventing and managing it. Caponecchia and Wyatt outline what constitutes bullying at work, demystify some of the controversial issues, and discuss the various factors which influence workplace bullying. The responsibilities of management, and legal implications are outlined and supported with best practice guides for policies, complaints procedures and risk management systems. Options and resources for targets experiencing bullying are also explored. These ideas and concepts are illustrated throughout with real case studies.
Do you feel that your voice at work has been silenced? Do you feel that you give and give at work and others take from you? Do you feel that others want to control you and your behaviour at work? Do you feel that you cannot be yourself at work? Do you feel safe at work? In Silent No More, Elizabeth Gray documents her healing journey from bullying in the workplace, of how she recognised the signs and understood what was happening and why. In this book, you will learn how to identify bullying behaviour in the workplace, how to identify and heal your triggers, how to create boundaries in the workplace, how to value yourself, and how to find the silver lining from your experience.
Although it is not yet illegal, workplace bullying can poison your organization by undermining employee motivation and by eroding any sense of loyalty or teamwork, and it can ultimately destroy trust at all levels. Bullying affects not just the targets of the abusive conduct, but also their co-workers who cannot understand why senior leaders would tolerate such bad behavior or, worse yet, personally engage in its use. In a nutshell, bullying is bad management at its absolute worst—and it represents a real risk to your organization if left unchecked. Stop Bullying at Work helps HR professionals, legal professionals, and business leaders understand • what workplace bullying is • the harm done to organizations that ignore or minimize bullying behavior • the differences between a workplace bully and a tough boss • the differences between workplace bullying and hazing and harassment The key objective for this book is to provide a comprehensive and strategic roadmap about some of the best ways to tackle this chronic but avoidable problem.
This book examines the ethical and legal aspects of workplace bullying from a global perspective. Through an in-depth exploration of this psychologically destructive managerial technique, it identifies workplace bullying as a highly potent tool in the short term to increase employee performance. By deconstructing and exposing the dark side of workplace bullying, not as a psychological harmful component, not as a health-related stress issue, but instead as a management tool to exercise totalizing control over the employee, this book explores the ethical modalities which managers tend to cross on a daily basis to get things accomplished within an organization. This book offers researchers a thorough examination of management responsibilities and the power of enforcement strategies used by managers.
This book provides an in-depth discussion of the causes and consequences of workplace bullying. It is centered around the issue of workplace bullying, which refers to the mistreatment of employees by their colleagues or superiors in a work environment. The book not only delves into why bullying occurs, but also the impact that it has on individuals, teams, and organizations as a whole. It explores the psychological and emotional effects of bullying on victims, as well as the potential financial and reputational costs that can arise from allowing bullying to persist in the workplace.