Bullying in the Workplace

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Bullying in the Workplace by Mind Map: Bullying in the Workplace

1. Workplace Bullying can take many forms

1.1. 1. Shouting or swearing at an employee or otherwise verbally abusing him or her

1.2. 2. One employee being singled out for unjustified criticism or blame

1.3. 3. An employee being excluded from company activities or having his or her work or contributions purposefully ignored

1.4. 4. Language or actions that embarrass or humiliate an employee

1.5. 5. Practical jokes, especially if they occur repeatedly to the same person

2. There are also some things that are usually not considered workplace bullying:

2.1. 1. A manager who shouts at or criticizes all of his or her employees. While this is a sign of a bad manager and makes a workplace unpleasant, it is not bullying unless only one or a few individuals are being unjustifiably singled out.

2.2. 2. A co-worker who is critical of everything, always takes credit for successes and passes blame for mistakes, and/or frequently makes hurtful comments or jokes about others. Unless these actions are directed at one individual, they represent poor social skills, but not bullying.

2.3. 3. Negative comments or actions that are based on a person's gender, ethnicity, religion, or other legally protected status. This is considered harassment and, unlike bullying, is illegal in the United States and gives the victim legal rights to stop the behavior.

3. 5 Steps to solve workplace bullying

3.1. 1. Evaluate the situation

3.2. 2. Stand up for yourself

3.3. 3. Document your situation

3.4. 4. Get supervisors involved

3.5. 5. Move on

4. Negative Effects

4.1. 1. Stress

4.2. 2. Absenteeism and low productivity

4.3. 3. Lowered self-esteem and depression

4.4. 4. Anxiety

4.5. 5. Digestive upsets

4.6. 6. High blood pressure

4.7. 7. Insomnia

4.8. 8. Trouble with relationships due to stress over work

4.9. 9. Post traumatic stress disorder

5. Bullying is Bad for Business

5.1. 1. High turnover, which is expensive for companies as they invest in hiring and training new employees only to lose them shortly thereafter, possibly to a competitor

5.2. 2. Low productivity since employees are not motivated to do their best and are more often out sick due to stress-related illnesses

5.3. 3. Lost innovations since the bully is more interested in attacking his or her victim than advancing the company, and the victims become less likely to generate or share new ideas

5.4. 4. Difficulty hiring quality employees as word spreads that the company has a hostile work environment

6. Images of Bullying in the Workplace

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