Workplace Bullying Article
When left unchecked, bullying gives undeserved and unwarranted authority to the malefactor. It will demoralize everyone exposed to the bully. Allowing one person to control a group with bullying tactics undermines respect for the organization. They begin to lose confidence in their job. The stress bullying causes affects worker production. It also affects whether employees want to come to work. The probability of losing time and workplace accidents may arise. Bullying can adversely affect every aspect of production.
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Companies can be proactive in preventing bullying in the first place. The first step is to recognize that every worker has dignity and has a right to have their dignity respected. Bullies don’t respect anyone’s dignity, not even their own. One way to gain a sense of dignity or self-worth is to deprive others of theirs. That’s what bullies do.
To prevent this from happening at your workplace, your company can take the responsibility for reinforcing the dignity of every person employed there. This will happen when every worker respects and reinforces the dignity of all the others. This process in itself reduces the desire to demoralize others and reduces the incidence of bullying. There has to be a process through which each worker can similarly protect the dignity of the others. The company must provide a safe environment for all who come through the doors. If the bottom line is profit, it is in the best interest of the company that all the employees feel they are needed and respected. When employees feel they work in an environment where everyone is treated with dignity, the tub is plugged and the quality of those employees and their work increases.
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