Bullies, mean girls, Queen Bees – it seems like these terms (and the people who represent them) should have been left behind long ago, on the elementary school playgrounds and in the high school locker rooms of our youth. But unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Nearly 75% of people are affected by some form of bullying at work, whether as a target or as a witness. It leads to decreased performance, increased absenteeism, and a toxic workplace culture. And many are afraid to talk about it – anxious that they’ll be seen as weak, tattletales, or worse.
It’s time to start the conversation. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite resources that detail what bullying and harassment really is and more importantly, what you can do about it.
From the Internet: Quick Online Reads
Workplace Bullying (Three-part podcast series)
The Four Workplace Bully Types (YouTube video)
How Can You Become More Confident in Handling the Bully (YouTube video)
On the Bookshelf
The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job by Dr. Gary Namie and Dr. Ruth Namie
Don’t Tolerate Workplace Bullying!
Admins are resilient, but that doesn’t mean you need to turn the other cheek to your workplace bully. If you need help, get it! From your manager or executive to the HR department, there are people ready, willing, and able to help!
Do you have any resources we need to add to our list? Let us know on our social media pages or email us at AdminSuccess@AllThingsAdmin.com.
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