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Workplace Bullying: Part 3

In Uncategorized on May 4, 2014 at 5:34 pm

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Bullying by coworkers or subordinates

Coworkers and subordinates can likewise engage in bullying in a variety of ways. Here are some of the most important types of conduct.

● Undermining a manager’s authority

Marsha tells all her coworkers not to do any work all day.

● Spreading gossip about a manager or a coworker

Linda tells everyone in the department about the arrest of Henry’s son in a barroom fight.

● Withholding information that a manager or coworker needs to perform his job

Matt refuses to give Francesca the accounting figures she needs to do the monthly reports.

● Shunning or isolating others

Angela asks everyone to have lunch but repeatedly and pointedly excludes Larry.

● Conferring cruel or humorous nicknames

Lydia refers to Arthur by his childhood nickname Noodle, which she learned about on a social media website.

● Commenting about a coworker’s personal life

Ben tells everyone in…

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