Anti-Bullying Corporate Policy: Essential to Building a Civil Workplace

by Nov 6, 2015

While schools may have focused on bullying prevention measures, recent situations and research shows that workplace bullying prevention trainings might be essential in the corporate world as well.

Workplace bullying is defined by Workplace Bullying Institute as the repeated, abusive conduct that is threatening, humiliating, or intimidating. Bullying can also range from being obvious, verbal, or subtle. Such behaviors, when expressed in a workplace, could be detrimental to civility at work.

Fierce competition is pointed out to be one of the probable reasons of workplace bullying. Trying to be on top and the efforts to look better than others provides a ground for someone to treat one’s colleagues as adversaries, rather than allies or teammates. Meanwhile, there are also others who are naturally aggressive and are not aware of their bullying tendencies. Oftentimes, situations such as these happen due to a lack of respectful workplace corporate policy.

Such culture can lead to unhealthy work environment and low employee morale if remained uninterrupted. This leads to a need for a system of workplace bullying solutions. Such system must encourage employees to take a stand and discuss issues while remaining professional. To address these problems, effective communication training might be necessary.

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About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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