Signs You’re a Bully or Being Bullied In The Workplace
~ Spreading malicious rumours, gossip, or innuendo that is not true.
~ Excluding or isolating someone socially.
~ Intimidating a person.
~ Undermining or deliberately impeding a person’s work.
~ Removing areas of responsibilities without cause.
~ Constantly changing work guidelines.
~ Establishing impossible deadlines that will set up the individual to fail.
~ Withholding necessary information or purposefully giving the wrong information.
~ Making jokes that are ‘obviously offensive’ by spoken word or e-mail.
~ Intruding on a person’s privacy by pestering, spying or stalking.
~ Assigning unreasonable duties or workload which are unfavourable to one person.
~ Underwork – creating a feeling of uselessness.
~ Yelling or using profanity.
~ Criticizing a person persistently or constantly.
~ Belittling a person’s opinions (Forbes 2013)
Bullying in the workplace is more common than one would expect. According to recent studies, an estimated 37% of workers, or about 54 million people, have been bullied in the workplace or mistreated in some unacceptable fashion
This list could go on forever. If you feel you are being bullied, discuss it with your manager or superior. Workplace bullying is real and it can affect your work performance as well as your personal life.
If you’re the one doing the bullying, seek help. Your lack of self-confidence stems from some unhappy event in your life, past or present.
Live life with no regrets. Love yourself and others.