BUS600 Wk5 Assignment
BUS600 Wk5 Assignment
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Running Head VAULT WEEK 5 ASSIGNMENT Bully No More An article in review Kerry Vault BUS600 Management Communication With Technology Tools Professor BarbaraLeigh Tonelli Ashford University March 30 2015 VAULT WEEK 5 ASSIGNMENT Bully No More An article in review The article Workplace Bullying Costly and Preventable by Weidmer 2011 was written to expose analyze and aim to prevent the occurrence of workplace bullying in businesses and schools The primary message of this article is for everyone especially those in an authority position to become educated and adamant about the unacceptable practices of workplace bullying as well as how to prevent it Weidmer 2011 states that the existence in the workplace of combining leadership with an environment of respect will contribute to the wellbeing of all employees p 41 This simple outlook on how people in all aspects of the workplace should be treated as well as how they should treat others combined with the correct amount of leadership is he key to extinguishing the everapparent problem of workplace bullying Impact of Workplace Bullying Victims and Organization In most cases the bully is already in a powerful position within the company and aims to create a situation of more power when bullying others This creates an environment of fear and uneasiness for the subordinates of the bully as well as a difficult position for the employer not able to act upon hearsay and unable to properly remain objective in a struggle between upper and lower class employees In other words the employer should assumedly be able to take the word or trust of an upperlevel employee more readily than an hourly worker with shortterm career aspirations Nonetheless the entire company is affected by the instance of bullying and in turn it affects the bottom line In fact the destructive outcome of the overall productivity of the company is most damaging in most occurrences of workplace bullying Mattice 2009 as VAULT WEEK 5 ASSIGNMENT cited by Weidmer 2011 Since workplace bullying is such a destructive and farreaching force it is apparent that policies and oversight should be in place to reduce if not rid the existence of bullying in the company Recommendation 1 and a Practice from the Article One technique that would work to reduce workplace bullying is to develop a transparent and in exible policy regarding the ramifications for bullying allowing all employees to have a clear idea of what is considered bullying and what will happen if bullying has occurred Not only does this allow the employees to feel they are in a safe working environment but it also sends the message that bullying is a serious offense that will not be excused According to Weidmer 2011 By tracking instances oftransgression employers can use the information gained to formulate preventative measures identify alternative interventions and guide professional development for all employees p 39 Employers should arm themselves with all of the appropriate tools to learn from instances of misconduct as well as to create a standard for all employees to follow The policy should be a required document that all employees are trained on and held accountable to Recommendation 2 and a Practice from the Article A second tool that should be utilized is to create an environment of respect Once all employees feel respected by their peers subordinates and superiors the occurrence of bullying is most likely to drop drastically In the article about workplace bullying Cade 2010 as cited by Weidmer 2011 describes how the lack of disrespect raised voices and impatient responses will primarily yield an environment without bullying This outlook then translates to the VAULT WEEK 5 ASSIGNMENT necessity to empathize for others as well as actively listening to their point of view to provide an atmosphere of respect To further this point Baack 2012 states that con ict resolution is best met with a high concern from each party about the other party in regard to the outcome of the conversation creating an environment of accommodation and collaboration In this environment bullying does not have a chance to prevail since it would go against the main properties of respecting one another Personal Re ection I can recall instances when a supervisor of mine would treat a group of his subordinates to an extended lunch with alcoholic beverages clearly against company policy The supervisor provided reasoning that he appreciates our loyalty and hard work only to turn around and expect us to cover his tracks when he leaves early or comes in late This type of manipulation is a primary trait of a workplace bully setting up a situation that could get everyone in trouble if we didn t all lie to the boss This type of behavior would extend into working late hours to provide the supervisor with additional sales data and background information that he would then claim as his own work to his superiors Again a clear bullying behavior as the lower level employees who did all the work rarely received the credit from upper management Re ection with Recommendation These situations should have been dealt with through communication with the proper personnel within the company such as the human resources person or the CEO This would have allowed for an investigation and eventual end to the harassment Although the subordinates taking place in the company paid lunches may have been reprimanded the proper outcome VAULT WEEK 5 ASSIGNMENT should have been for the supervisor to be removed from his position By uncovering the bullying that was occurring the company could have made a bold statement to all employees that that type of behaVior was not acceptable and would result in termination This type of communication and company culture would then aid in the creation of a safe and comfortable place to work VAULT WEEK 5 ASSIGNMENT References Baack D 2012 Management communication San Diego CA Bridgepoint Education Inc Retrieved from httpscontentashfordedubooksAUBUS600 122 Wiedmer T L 2010 Workplace bullying Costly and preventable Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin 772 3541 Retrieved from the ProQuest database
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