Some people may think that they would only encounter bullies at school or in the playground, however, bullying happens everywhere. This can also happen at the workplace and a new survey indicates that 1 out of 3 employees become victims of work place bullies.
The latest findings came from a survey conducted by Office Team, which polled around 300 office employees. Dora Onyschak, branch manager at Office Team’s Woodbridge office, also shared that their study indicated that managers are aware that workplace bullying is happening in the organization. About 27 percent of surveyed Human Resources managers said that they think office bullying is happening in their workplace, said Onyschak.
Another interesting information from the survey showed that employees who were bullied at work opted to confront the bully about his or her negative behavior. This is admirable and a little bit difficult to do since it may sometimes backfire on the person. Confronting bullies would also require a lot of courage on the part of the victim, although in some situations, it may seem easy to do depending on how grave or bad the bullying has been.
However, the survey also indicated that 17 percent of the employees who experienced bullying at work chose to remain quiet and endure being subjected to the negative working environment. There may be various reasons as to why this happens. Victims may either be afraid to voice it out or they may feel uncomfortable admitting to a boss about the workplace bullying.
This is one of the reasons why many experts are tackling the subject of work place bullies and their effect on the organization and the employee’s life. To learn more about the survey results and tips for victims of workplace bullying, click here.