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A recent survey conducted by the USA-based Workplace Bullying Institute reported that almost 65 million employees have either been victims or witnesses of ‘workplace bullying’. Defined as “a relentless attack on other people’s confidence and self esteem” by Tim Field, author of Bully In Sight (1996), workplace bullying leads to employee turnover and low productivity.
If you are a line manager, here is how you can reduce and eliminate workplace bullying:
1. Develop a support system. Have a thorough understanding of your organisation’s disciplinary policies and make sure that your subordinates are aware of them. This will foster an environment of trust and open communication and make employees more likely to voice their grievances. Organising awareness workshops also help reduce instances of bullying. Continue reading