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Yes. Nothing, and Yes. Despite lots of talk about zero tolerance etc., and official policies etc. the reality is quite different based on my personal experience, and those that I know who have had similar experiences. Most of what is in place within organizations is purely for effect to give persons the appearance of a legitimate mechanism to right the wrongs of others. Think twice is my advice.
Especially in matrix organizations , Senior Managers tend to protect their territories and teams , So if you have an issue with a stakeholder that reports to a different boss, good luck trying to resolve that issue! More often than not, it ends up in Frustration , lack of motivation and compromise .
Yes - I quit a job early in my career when an executive attempted to bully me into not hiring someone I had already made a verbal offer to (having been given the authority to do so).
I felt that put me in an ethical bind and that I needed to send a strong message to the executive and the rest of the organization that this was a line that shouldn't have been crossed.
While I felt some short term pain and regret, had I not done so, long term it would have been difficult to look at myself in the mirror.
Yes, the first time I was too surprised to have a positive reaction to the offender, I was not the one being bullied it was a coworker. Since I have made a point to get the bullier to realises that it was pushing too much.
Do you find it has increased in the workplace since the last American election?
I really enjoyed your webinar, and it has challenged me to review my handling of past incidents where I have experienced “executive-level bullying.” I believe if confronted with those same situations today, that I would handle them differently, meaning giving them HR visibility.
It’s always complicated and full of risk, but that should not negate doing the right thing for myself and for others who are likely experiencing the same events/issues.
Your webinar on this topic was very interesting, thanks for sharing. Bullying at work place in our part of the world.i.e. Middle east & South Asia is very common where employees who enjoy some kind of authority or superiority on the basis of their influence & connection to higher Management used bullying techniques often. Many of employees give-in to bullying due to their personal reasons and weaknesses such as Job security, recognition and promotions. To my personal experience I have switched at least 03 Jobs due to such polluted work environment.
Although now things are changing but still we have long way to go to bring better work environment and transparency.
It is a difficult topic to talk about because the defintion of "bulling" , when it is consider in the practice, will depend to much on each country culture. I know, there is a core that it is immovable, but please understand me. One of my personal behavor which I practiced in independent way of the company culture where I worked for is to keep a culture of mutual respect between team members. Because this type of things and others, I always got involved from the very begining in all the activities related to select people for working with me. No matter that, things could happend. My actual work place has "well oiled" mechanisms to deal with that starting for company culture which is practiced in the action.
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