This Might Surprise You - the Answer to Workplace Bullying Actually Came from Government
It might sound crazy, but the answers to workplace bullying came from Government. In fact, the answers came from the Australian Government.
In 2012, Australia's House of Representatives, Standing Committee on Education & Employment, Australia (HRSCEE) submitted its report “Workplace bullying: We just want it to stop”.
Whatever your role is at your organisation, whether you are the CEO, the Director, the Middle Manager, the HR Manager, the Courier or even the Receptionist, the fact is that it doesn't matter who you are... this post should really mean a lot to you. The fact is that workplace bullying occurs more than most of us would like and if somehow this post resonates with you, assists you, educates your workplace, gives you hope, or helps with your own self awareness, then I have truly done my job.
What is workplace bullying?
Bullying is an abuse of power, arising horizontally, downwards or upwards. Bullying can come from unusual sources, such as when information and expertise is used to gain power. Bullying is targeted at individuals or groups and can include aggressive behaviour,