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When workers lose their composure, they often rail against their colleagues or the company. They may punctuate their diatribe with questions: “Don’t you see what’s going on?” or “You’d act the same way, right?” Don’t answer. No matter what you say, you lose control of the situation. Employees may pounce on something you say and misinterpret it. Better: Ignore their questions and ask them to elaborate on what they see as the problem—and the solution.
When employees complain about “workplace bullying,” managers and HR are often confused about how to respond. Could this be harassment that requires a legal response? Is the employee using the term to describe a colleague who is simply annoying?...Click here to find out more.