Companies lose when a victim of workplace bullying leaves an organization

by Oct 25, 2015

Workplace bullying expert Dr. Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik’s book “Adult Bullying – a Nasty Piece of Work” can help readers to gain better understanding on workplace bullying and how to deal with it.

According to Dr. Lutgen-Sandvik, a Communication Associate Professor at NDSU and workplace bullying research expert, nearly 30 percent of employees experienced being targeted by workplace bullies at some time during their working careers.  She indicated that part of the issues in dealing with bullying in the workplace is to develop a common language that will define the negative and abusive behavior of bullies at work.  Over the last few decades, terms such as sexual harassment and discrimination was used to describe applicable situations.  But it has only been in the recent decade when the term workplace bullying became more known.

The NDSU’s professor’s book defines what workplace bullying is and even includes ways that will help to reverse the effect of adult bullying.  It also includes tools that employees who were bullied at work can use when faced with the abusive situation. What’s also striking is how Dr. Lutgen-Sandvik considered the workplace bullying victim’s decision to leave the organization as a victory and that companies are the ones that lose out on the situation since they lost a talent or experience employee.  

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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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