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Running Head The Impact of Workplace Bullying The Impact of Workplace Bullying BUS 600 Management Communications with Technology Tools Instructor Robert DeYoung February 9 2015 Workplace Bullying Bullying is a term we hear often and in all facets of life whether it is personal or professional in businesses or schools such bullying is an inefficient way of working that is both costly and preventable Wiedmer 2007 Bullying is a pervasive targeted and planned effort that can be overtly obvious or can y under the radar and is conducted by practiced and malicious individuals who seek power control domination and subjugation Wiedmer 2011 Bullying also involves a pattern of multiple negative acts Lutgen Sandvik Tracy Alberts 2007 As it relates to the workplace bullying has a definite impact on the both the victims as well as the organization Workplace bullying is the repeated health harming mistreatment of one or more persons by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms verbal abuse offensive conductbehaviors both verbal and non which are threatening humiliating or intimidating and work interference sabotage which prevents work from getting done Wiedmer 2007 Approximately 54 million Americans have reported being bullied in the workplace which is a staggering amount yet the majority of these cases are left unreported These types of working conditions can prove to be toxic to a work environment for the individuals impacted as it can cause stress related health problems such as debilitating anXiety panic attacks clinical depression and even posttraumatic stress Wiedmer 2011 In addition to the health related issues that can stem from workplace bullying it can cause implication for them in regards to their livelihood leading to resignation discharge without cause or seeking a transfer for just a few examples The impact on an individual can be overall detrimental leading Workplace Bullying to unemployment loss of health insurance and the inability to seek medical attention Wiedmer 2011 From an organization standpoint workplace bullying can have a detrimental impact Employers have a moral and social responsibility to protect employees from bullying and to safeguard those who comprise their workforce Wiedmer 2011 Bullying results in a ripple effect indicating that the phenomenon does not involve just a few problem employees Coyne et al 2000 but rather is a dynamic process that 844 P Lutgen Sandvik et al negatively impacts everyone in the workgroup Failing to do so can lead to high turnover low moral in the workplace and lawsuits for example Additionally long term if an organization has the reputation of allowing bullies to continue bullying individuals it will look less attractive to perspective employees Employers need to address workplace bullying before it becomes a situation and have policy in place to get ahead of this growing epidemic instead of trying to put out fires There are a number of ways bullying eXist in the workplace it does not have to be the traditional form of bullying which in my mind is physical Before reading the article I said to myself I have no examples of workplace bullying that I have witnessed However after reading the article I realized I was incorrect and I have unfortunately For three years as a distributor manager there were lots of unsettling things I have seen but there are a couple of instances that stick out to me The general manager of my wholesaler who was always great to me was less than great to those who worked for him I recall one time I was there in the office as was everyone else and he had no problems singling out one of his salesman with everyone watching He called the salesman an unsavory name told him he was worthless and said if he didn t like Workplace Bullying how he wanted it done he knew where the door was As an individual looking outside I was shocked how could anyone talk to his or her employees like this and better yet why would anyone want to work there Workplace bullying is something that needs to be taken care of before it starts trying to put out fire drills is not the answer to preserving an organization reputation with employees as well as other organization you may do business with The first step to proving a positive impact in regards to bullying in the work place is to implement a policy Workplace policies and procedures for addressing bullying may include disciplinary and legal consequences additional supervision and oversight training or counseling and relationship building activities Wiedmer 2011 Having a clear policy and procedure for managers and employees in place makes it known that there is a process in place to help eliminate bullying in the organization and that it will not be tolerated The next is creating awareness through training Having a training and awareness of anti bullying policy and procedures in place shows the organization commitment to having a respectful working environment for all My former employee had a hotline employees could call to report misconduct or ask questions regarding situation we thought were off This could also be something an organization could implement to report bullying confidentially Workplace Bullying References Wiedmer T L 2011 Workplace bullying Costly and preventable Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin 772 35 41 Retrieved from httpsearchproquestcomdocview849232l l7 accountid32521 Lutgen SandVik P Tracy SJ Alberts J K 2007 Burned by Bullying in the American Workplace Prevalence Perception Degree and Impact Journal of Management Studies Vol 44 Issue 6 p837 862 26p
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