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Bullying in the workplace is increasing on a global scale, and the workplace bully literature and research reveal some very disturbing facts about its prevalence and effects. Even as far back as 2005, Australian data revealed that workplace bullying was costing business around $6-
The most salient findings of the WBI Workplace Bullying Survey were that "Bullies bully with near impunity", while "Targets lose their jobs to make the bullying stop in 77% of cases."
Further, research conducted by Know Bull! in 2010 not only supported the WBI findings, but revealed alarming information about staff suicide resulting from the effects of workplace bullying. Other findings revealed that an 'active' bully existed in two thirds of Australian workplaces; that this bully was more likely to be a 'boss'; and that in 25 per cent of bully cases, the bully did not act alone —accomplices were involved (mobbing).
Unfortunately, the workplace bully literature suggests "that the worse an offender a workplace bully is, the harder they can be to cure", and that it may even be impossible for them to learn how to mitigate, or control their behaviour when their behaviour is reinforced by their employer ignoring the 'damage' they cause, or worse still -
Sadly, it's generally the most competent, and well-
There are a number of ways you can participate in
'Workplace Bullying Awareness Month', and Know Bull! Day is your chance to become part of the workplace bullying 'solution'. If you, or someone you know is being targeted by a workplace 'bully' make the choice to not sit on the fence.
If you know of a co-
Choose from a range of FREE posters to promote Know Bull! Day (03 June 2016), and Workplace Bullying Awareness Month (June). Click on the thumbnail (small picture) to select the poster/s you want, then click on the larger image to download. The posters will open in a new window — just 'Save' to your desktop.
Workplace Bully Diary Form
The importance of recording workplace bullying events in a concise and consistent format can never be underestimated. In order to make the task a little easier, Know Bull! has created an online Workplace Bullying Diary Form. DOWNLOAD, fill it in, and print a copy for your records. You can also email it to yourself for records as well. Click here to see a sample of a completed Bully Diary Form.
Vote in Know Bull! Polls
Contribute to increasing awareness of workplace bullying by voting in Know Bull! quick polls. See our Current Poll.