& TRAINING: THE RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE
An increasingly common and troublesome source of workplace conflict is “bullying”, sometimes referred to as “personal harassment” or “psychological harassment”. In fact, research suggests that workplace bullying is four times more prevalent in the workplace than instances of racial and sexual harassment combined. Studies also suggest that bullying which continues unchecked tends to damage the general morale of a workplace beyond the immediate parties, creates serious psychological impacts, erodes an organization’s financial health through lost efficiencies, absenteeism, and high employee turnover, and also damages that organization’s public and corporate reputation.
Despite its prevalence in the workplace, the concept of bullying is poorly understood by most employers or not addressed in the appropriate manner. For example, contrary to popular perception, bullying is not the exclusive function of managers or supervisors dealing with subordinates: managers bully other managers and peers, subordinates bully their managers, and coworkers bully one another. Furthermore, bullies don’t always target employees regarded as weak or docile; instead, they will target colleagues who are strong and capable in order to undermine that employee’s profile within the organization.
The Integrity Group fully understands the totality of the “bullying” problem, and knows which methods will provide your organization with the most successful approach to end it. The Integrity Group’s highly interactive workshops teach participants to recognize all the hallmarks of workplace bullying and, equally important, clarify which conflicts do not constitute bullying and instead are examples of legitimate performance management. These workshops set out in detail all the latest tools and strategies to address workplace bullying effectively.
Our experts can also conduct a workplace assessment or independent investigation to determine whether you have a “bully” in your organization.