Unfortunate Reality

Sadly, workplace bullying is relatively common; it touches the lives of nearly half of the working adults in the United States—by either being targeted or being forced to witness one’s coworkers and colleagues bullied. Adult bullies are far more astutely strategic than children, more likely to use indirect aggression because indirect is easy to deny, and are excellent at managing up—appearing completely innocent to upper-managers or other organizational authorities.”

Adult Bullying-A Nasty Piece of Work: Translating a Decade of Research on Non-Sexual Harassment, Psychological Terror, Mobbing, and Emotional Abuse on the Job by Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik

Note: For more information about combating workplace bullying, visit the Workplace Bullying Institute, Beyond Bullying Association, the International Association on Workplace Bullying & Harassment (IAWBH) and the International Conference on Workplace Bullying.

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