With over 25 years of experience, workplace bullying expert Dr. Joel Haber can help your organization adopt a culture of respect, civility, and empathy.
According to the 2017 Workplace Bullying Institute Workplace Bullying Survey:
- 19% of Americans are bullied, another 19% witness it
- 61% of Americans are aware of abusive conduct in the workplace
- 60 million Americans are affected by it
- 70% of perpetrators are men; 60% of targets are women
- Hispanics are the most frequently bullied race
- 61% of bullies are bosses, the majority (63%) operate alone
- 40% of bullied targets are believed to suffer adverse health effects
- 29% of targets remain silent about their experiences
- 71% of employer reactions are harmful to targets
- 60% of coworker reactions are harmful to targets
- To stop it, 65% of targets lose their original jobs
- 77% of Americans support enacting a new law
More than 25 million people have been bullied at work. According to Dr. Haber, it can be difficult for managers and leaders to deal with bullying in the workplace for a number of reasons. Many bosses bully their employees—through public humiliation, impossible assignments, and favoritism. They believe it increases productivity ~ and believes that bullying is normal behavior. Other bosses use subtle methods of bullying, like ignoring a targeted worker, changing the subject of a discussion when they walk in a room or leaving them out of office activities. Whatever type of bullying tactics are used, it produces stress, anger, resentment and lack of productivity. The dynamics of these situations are complicated and can ruin your work experience.
- May go unnoticed or be hidden from those who would act to stop it
- Witnesses may stay silent for fear of retribution
- Organizations may embrace a culture of bullying or choose not to deal with it
Bullying at work NEVER leads to good business.
Diagnostics and Assessments
Dr. Haber can help your organization develop appropriate anti-bullying programs that minimize the risk of bullying incidents. These programs can be customized to your organization’s particular context and needs:
- Anti-bullying policies
- Reporting systems
- Follow-through procedures
If your organization has existing workplace bullying policies and procedures, Dr. Haber can help you analyze their effectiveness and revise your anti-bullying plan.
Targeted training initiatives allow organizations to establish a culture of respect which will reduce the risk of bullying incidents. Dr. Haber’s interactive workplace bullying sessions include a hands-on approach to develop respect and shift the organizational culture.
Participants in Dr. Haber’s workshops engage in:
- Bullying role-playing exercises
- Communication-building exercises
- Bullying and workplace violence identification and response training
Training workshops are available in the following formats:
- One or multiple half- or full-day sessions
- On-site or via video teleconferencing
- For leaders, senior executives, managers, and lower-level workers
Dr. Haber can help executives hone their abilities as leaders who establish a culture of respect in the workplace and who also swiftly respond to bullying incidents than can hurt a company’s reputation in the public eye.. The mastery group format deploys a program of structured content for leaders delivered through group sessions. He then provides one-on-one coaching calls for leaders to gain mastery and achieve sustainability.
The mastery group program is designed to align with the schedule of busy leaders who want to make workplace respect part of their organizational culture.
The mastery group program can be deployed over a series of months through sessions available in the following delivery modalities:
- By phone (group and individual calls)
- Video teleconferencing
These deployment options can be blended to accommodate both onsite learning, off-site events, and remote learning.
Firms have been slow to recognize and address this widespread problem. In the 2010 WBI survey, 35% of those who experienced workplace bullying firsthand believed that their employers were unaware of the problem and a further 46% believed that employers actively resisted addressing it.
Workplace bullying can sometimes lead to a reputation issue that sheds a poor light on your business. If you discovered that your business reputation image has been tarnished. Learn about Dr. Haber’s Corporate Reputation Management program.