I Said Something™ Unmentionables!
Bullying / Abusive Conduct
When a person in a position of power decides to target an employee, they are often hurtful and clearly inappropriate — just like a schoolyard bully. This is compounded by the situations where the bully is also the boss. But the situation can and should be addressed. Like other bullies, a boss who’s out of control needs to be reminded when they cross the line.
Learning Path & Details
Suggested Industry Usage
- Ensuring Professional and Compliant Behavior
- Managing Risk
Training Files (14)
Each day, in organizations large and small, people cross the line in their words and actions. As you might guess, it happens in all sorts of ways. For example, it’s been estimated that two-thirds of workers experience workplace bullying. And research shows that as many as 80% of women experience some form of sexual harassment in the workplace.
“Crossing the line” has real costs. Beyond financial impacts, bad behavior damages working relationships, affects morale and can diminish an organization’s reputation.
We don’t have to just accept it as part of the workplace culture. We must move past this to provide a better, more productive environment for everyone.