Workplace bullying, just like childhood bullying, is when individuals or groups intentionally humiliate another person. At school, the victim is another student. At work, it is another employee. In 2012, the Workplace Bullying Institute conducted a survey about the prevalence of bullying in the workplace: 58 percent of respondents reported being bullied currently.
The benefits of addressing workplace bullying include improved staff satisfaction and retention, enhanced reputation for the organization, increased productivity and reduced liability exposure and risk management. Why put up with workplace bullying?