Because of the devastating human and organisational (productivity) cost of workplace bullying — there are no soft words for organisations that simply turn a 'blind eye', or choose to 'sit on the fence'. Nor is there such thing as 'neutral ground', when it comes to this highly destructive workplace behaviour. In other words, if an organisation is not part of the solution — they're part of the problem.
The findings of Know Bull! research reveals:
that an 'active' bully exists in 66.6% of workplaces — and this bully is more likely to be a 'boss';
that both workplace bully 'targets' and 'witnesses' to workplace bullying experience reduced productivity of 50-
and that 7 out of 10 (both 'targets' and 'witnesses') leave their job due to workplace bullying.
Considering the above, the financial imperative for organisations ridding themselves of workplace bullies becomes a little clearer. Standing up to bullying in the workplace — is not an admission that workplace bullying is occurring. Rather, it's a highly visible sign that an organisation is prepared to 'step up to the plate' and implement management 'best practice' in ensuring the health, safety and respect of all employees.
Don't sit on the fence...
As an organisation or company you can demonstrate your commitment to fostering safe and respectful workplaces, by taking part in this month-
Organisations could participate in Workplace Bullying Awareness Month (throughout June), by presenting a series of talks at regular organisational/company meetings in the lead up to, or following Know Bull! Day (held annually on 3rd June);
Review current organisational workplace bullying policies and procedures — update where necessary, and promote the outcomes of updates to all staff;
Conduct a poll/questionnaire in your organisation to establish whether or not workplace bullying exists, and if so, to what degree (implement steps to remedy);
Have an anti-
Place articles or 'spot ads' in company newsletters and journals about workplace bullying and its impact on both employees and the 'bottom line', and remind people of the contents of your organisational anti-
See KB Corporate menu for 'general' workplace posters for download
Choice of FREE posters to promote Know Bull! Day (03 June 2019), and Workplace Bullying Awareness Month (June). The posters will open in a new window — just 'Save' your choices to your desktop.
DOWNLOAD (right click and 'save') the FREE, Know Bull! Day PowerPoint Presentation (284kb) for viewing at staff meetings and such. See the KB Corporate page for more information.
Speaker's Notes for Powerpoint Presentation
DOWNLOAD the Speaker's Notes for the Know Bull! Day PowerPoint Presentation (pdf 996kb).