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Can we fix the damage caused by workplace bullying?

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Abstract


  • For more than a decade I have been researching aspects of workplace bullying – that widespread and scurrilous set of activities where those in power (about 75% of perpetrators are managers and supervisors) attack, demean, demand or destroy their subordinates.

    It occurs often enough that it is deemed costly, although academic assessments of employees experiencing bullying vary from 5% to over 50% in the last year.

    Workplace bullying is not new – Dickens offers some excellent examples of bullying, but it has become more widespread and more insidious in recent decades – perhaps reflecting changes in management practices and managerial prerogative, larger workplaces and greater pressures on labour productivity.

    Over those ten years of gathering data and surveying workplace bullying, I have all the while held hopes of completing a scholarly and useful research project called “Workplace Bullying - Fight, Flight or Fix?”

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Kelly, D. J. (2012). Can we fix the damage caused by workplace bullying?. The Conversation, (04 July),

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2593&context=lhapapers&unstamped=1

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1588

Issue


  • 04 July

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/can-we-fix-the-damage-caused-by-workplace-bullying-7968

Abstract


  • For more than a decade I have been researching aspects of workplace bullying – that widespread and scurrilous set of activities where those in power (about 75% of perpetrators are managers and supervisors) attack, demean, demand or destroy their subordinates.

    It occurs often enough that it is deemed costly, although academic assessments of employees experiencing bullying vary from 5% to over 50% in the last year.

    Workplace bullying is not new – Dickens offers some excellent examples of bullying, but it has become more widespread and more insidious in recent decades – perhaps reflecting changes in management practices and managerial prerogative, larger workplaces and greater pressures on labour productivity.

    Over those ten years of gathering data and surveying workplace bullying, I have all the while held hopes of completing a scholarly and useful research project called “Workplace Bullying - Fight, Flight or Fix?”

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Kelly, D. J. (2012). Can we fix the damage caused by workplace bullying?. The Conversation, (04 July),

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2593&context=lhapapers&unstamped=1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1588

Issue


  • 04 July

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/can-we-fix-the-damage-caused-by-workplace-bullying-7968