Workplace Bullying Makes its Way to TV’s “The Office”
Looks like the staff of the fictional Dunder Mifflin will be confronting workplace bullying in a new episode airing September 20th on NBC.
Though I’m sure their treatment of the topic will be tongue-in-cheek, I am encouraged to see the issue being tackled in popular entertainment. The fact that workplace bullying is now considered worthy enough to be a topic in a major network show like “The Office” indicates that it is an issue at the forefront of our working culture. In the past, “The Office” has also aired episodes dealing with sexual harassment and racial discrimination.
You can read more about this episode in this article from Cinema Blend, as well as get a sneak preview in the form of some still photos from the bullying storyline.
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.
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