Workplace Bullying and the Role of the Leader
This article is absolutely correct. Workplace bullying happens because there is a lack of attention to employees and employee behavior. Having eyes and ears on people goes a long way to mitigate bad behavior. Unfortunately many managers aren’t paying attention AND even when they receive reports they do not know how to have an effective conversation with the alleged bully. Much of my work as a coach is helping people talk with aggressive people so that their message is clear and effective. Visit kathleenbartle.com for more info about talking to employees about aggressive behavior.
I’m Kathleen Bartle, a strategic consultant on workplace conflict to executives worldwide for more than 20 years. My work brings individualized solutions to your teams’ lost productivity, loss of key personnel, low morale, and the high costs resulting from bullying, abrasive behaviors and interpersonal workplace conflicts. You can contact me here.