When we think of bullying and the workplace, what is the picture that comes to mind? I was interviewed by Psychology Today back in July regarding my thoughts on workplace bullying.
“Bullying is systematic abuse that creates an unhealthy and psychological power imbalance between the bully and his or her target, which can result in psychological damage for both the target and co-workers. The potential costs, both emotional and monetary, can really damage an organization’s bottom line. Bullying causes targets and co-workers to feel anxious, depressed, fearful, lose sleep, develop headaches and stomachaches, create self-doubt and anger, and even post-traumatic stress disorder according to a lot of recent research.”