Bullying And Harassment In The Workplace

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Bullying And Harassment In The Workplace

  1. 2. <ul><li>Direct verbal communication includes </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect Verbal Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Verbal communication </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulation of the work environment </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Bullies not held accountable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If not punished they will repeat their actions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The bullied don’t tell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They are scared of losing job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of the bully </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of looking weak </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Women and Minorities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ In one study by Gary Namie (2000), 23 percent of the targets of abusive behavior identified themselves as members of a minority group and 77 percent were female.” (Eisenburg and Goodall, 298) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>YouTube - Workplace Bullies </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Slurs about sex, race, religion, ethnicity or disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that creates uncomfortable work environment </li></ul><ul><li>Interfering with Individuals work performance </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Two forms of Sexual Harassment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quid Pro Quo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Based on the threat of retaliation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promise of workplace favoritism in exchange for sexual favors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hostile Work Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual explicit verbal or non-verbal communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interfere with someone’s work </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Women </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most cases involve women </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Men </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are increasing cases that involve men </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Young people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often experienced at their first job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Becomes normal accepted behavior in the future </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Mandatory seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops to train employees </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented policies </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Equal Employment Opportunity commission </li></ul><ul><li>Web site charts the number of reported incidents of sexual Harassment </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eeoc.gov/stats/harass.html </li></ul><ul><li>Other info about sexual harassment can also be found at eeoc.gov </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Confront the harasser </li></ul><ul><li>Report the behavior to superior or Human Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a written record of the behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Confide in supportive colleagues, family and friends </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>YouTube - NOW on PBS | Teen Sexual Harassment at Work | PBSRelated Videos </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sexualharassmentsupport.org/myths.html </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Bullying contributed to demise of NWSF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ People at the top” had bad reputations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal attacks to other organizers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Egos getting in the way </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>No Respect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For each person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For everyone’s needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For people’s ideas and opinions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example of bullying at NWSF meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… our process is fine, everyone is happy with it, you should shut up”(pg8, prg. 2) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Communicated better </li></ul><ul><li>Delegated positions more responsibly </li></ul><ul><li>Had respect for each other </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/Research/Files/Bullying.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bulliesbegoneblog.com/2009/03/25/workplace-bullying-and-harassment-recognize-common-techniques-bullies-use/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bnet.com/2410-13068_23-57039.html </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Eisenburg Eric. Goodall, H.L. Trethewey, Angela. Organizational Communication: Balancing Creativity and Constraint. 5 th Edition. Boston. Bedford/St. Martin’s. 2007. Print. </li></ul>

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