How did you react when you saw someone bullied at work?

What type of bystander are you?

Those of us who have been caught in the sites of a bully boss know that the people with the most power to help you are the ones who witness the abuse being heaped on you.   Will they risk their own job to stand up for you?  Or, will they look for ways to make things worse.  In their research article, “When is a bystander not a bystander? A typology of the roles of bystanders in workplace bullying”, Megan Paull, Maryam Omari, and Peter Standen describe the roles and outcomes (positive & negative) that bystanders play. Continue reading