Managers can engage in bullying in a variety of ways. Here are some of the most important types of conduct.
● Giving conflicting, arbitrary or unclear instructions on how to do your job
Bob is Mary’s manager. Bob tells Mary that he wants her to deliver all her status reports orally. When Mary complies with Bob’s instructions, he disciplines her for failing to submit written status reports.
● Making undermining, insulting, abusive or false comments about your work to you and to others
Steve is Nathaniel’s manager. Steve himself reports to William. When the Department fails to meet its monthly sales quota, Steve tells William that Nathaniel didn’t make a single sales call, when in fact Nathaniel made more calls than all his coworkers combined.
● Sharing personal information about your work, salary or mistakes with others who have no business need to know
David is Melanie’s…
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