Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-13-2013

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Big (Bully) Data  71.5 million Americans are affected by bullying in the workplace.

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Majority Rule  Two-thirds of workplaces have an "active" bully on staff.

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

See No Evil   Half of employers take no action when a workplace bullying complaint is made.

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Employee Exodus  40% of bullied workers voluntarily quit their jobs to escape the abuse’s negative impact.

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Likely Culprit  72% of bullies are bosses.

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Collaborative Effort  83% of "boss bullies" don't act alone, adopting a "group harassment" approach instead.

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Victim Profile  55% of those bullied are rank-and-file employees.

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

What Bullying Is ...
Shouting and swearing or otherwise verbally abusing a worker
Singling out an employee for unjustified blame
Excluding a staffer from company activities

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce

What Bullying Isn't ...
Routinely shouting at and criticizing employees in general. (It's not good management, but it's not bullying either.

Office Bullying Taking Toll on Workforce