May 11, 2016

Beating the office bully

It can happen suddenly and without provocation – often face-to-face, on the phone, or in an email, text or post. It can take the form of an insult, shout or unfair criticism. Some experience it as an obscene gesture, slanderous statement, push, poke, or act meant to isolate them from others. Many are afraid to acknowledge or even call it by name – despite becoming a familiar term in the vocational vernacular. It’s called workplace bullying, and it’s far from an uncommon occurrence: over 1 in 3 employees have suffered its cruel effects.

Learn more about the epidemic of being bullied on the job by reading my latest article for AARP online, which you can access here.