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The workplace case for providing anti-bullying training

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workplace bullyStudies suggest that schoolyard bullies often become nasty co-workers or tyrannical bosses. Almost every state has laws addressing bullying in schools. Yet, no state has passed a law that outright bans bullying at work. Only California has come close.

Bullying in any setting causes stress to its victims and those who witness it. Co-worker and management bullying increases absenteeism and employee turnover, hurts companies’ reputations and makes it difficult to hire good talent.

If having a great place to work is not enough reason to address bullying, a recent study indicated that organizations led by bully bosses are dramatically less successful than those led by positive and respectful leaders. Innovation and profitability appear to be positively influenced when employees feel valued.

Where to draw the line

Bullying makes it more likely that an employer will get sued. And, it seems that the days are probably numbered when e...(register to read more)

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