I went to my Grade Nine, yes, Grade Nine reunion this past weekend. Aside from seeing great people, laughing and catching up, I had the chance to confront my bully. She is a lovely person now, but then, she was, well a supreme be-atch. It was a healing conversation and yes, we even hugged. 🙂
This got me thinking about workplace bullying/harassment. Sure, we all put our foot in our mouths from time to time, but I am talking about calculating to make someone’s work life difficult on purpose. Employers MUST take this seriously.
Do you have clear policies and steps for employees to follow if this is happening? Better yet, consequences for the Bully?
The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) have been in the news because of closing a blind eye for years as well as other esteemed organizations. The #MeToo movement is in full swing.
NO employee under duress is going to be performing at even half their best. You are losing money in sick days, stress leave, mistakes made, low morale and more. Your business WILL suffer. Address it because it is the RIGHT thing to do. Because it WILL make a difference in someone’s life. Because YOU stand up to this.
I could tell when I walked over at the end of the night to my “ex-friend” that she was expecting me. She squirmed in her seat as I confidently walked over, I knew I was in charge. Ironically SHE was hesitant to go to the reunion because she knew I would be there. Kids do stupid things. However, us Adults know better. It’s time to grow up. ….