Canadian Expert Says Companies Who Condone Workplace Bullying Are Short-Sighted

Guest blog article by Angela Monaghan [Ontario, Canada] – Advocate, Educator, & Counsellor addressing bullying issues. Founder of On T.R.A.C. for BULLYING PREVENTION, a not-for-profit organization promoting education, awareness, healing, and an empowered society that won’t let bullying thrive. Angela co-founded the International Educational Coalition on Workplace Bullying.

Short-sighted Business Trend

There’s been a disturbing two-fold trend in workplace bullying.   In short, employers are mistreating particular employees as a way to encourage these employees to quit and serving as an example to others to `tow the line, do more with and for less, shut up and put up or this will happen to you`.  The targeted employee becomes the example to others who desire to keep their jobs in an unsettled economic climate.  Since bullying is all about control it`s a way management gains the upper hand.  Unfortunately, this `upper hand` is NOT the healthy control resulting from a hierarchy.  Rather, this is the unhealthy control based on fear and it promotes the bullying culture in an environment. Continue reading