An office is supposed to be a bastion of professionalism — a tranquil place where you can thrive in your career — however this is not always the case. We’ve all heard sordid tales of the office “break down,” but consistent and degrading bullying is becoming more prevalent among society’s supposed role models: adults. Seattle’s Chanel Five news correspondent Mimi Jung reports that adults, especially women are turning juvenile and aggressive towards each other in office settings. “Cyber bullying isn’t just for teens anymore,” she exclaims.
Adult Targets: Adults & Children
The psychology of a bully is the same through any age bracket: someone who puts others down to make themselves feel better or garner attention. Whatever the cause, the result is always ugly. Unfortunately, the cloak of online anonymity brings out the worst in would-be adult bullies. As pointed out by an ID theft protection company, adults targeting children is also becoming an increasingly serious problem. Like any problem, the first step towards a resolution is an understanding of the methodology. Read more
Many people believe that bullying is something that is found only on the playground. But the fact is that many people find that there are bullies in the workplace. Quite often these are the people that never learned how to stop bullying and have continued their behaviour into adulthood. Adult bullies like children can fall into different types. Read more
Adult bullies are often hard to deal with. But as with all bullying it is not be tolerated. Bullying can be physical, mental or verbal abuse. Workplace bullying can be a hard problem to address because there are times when valid criticism of work may be confused with bullying. It can become an even bigger problem if the bully is a person who is in a position of some authority. There are laws that deal with the issue of harassment in the workplace but very few places have bullying laws in place to protect workers. Even without actual laws there are ways to get bullying in the workplace stopped. Read more
Adult bullying in the workplace happens a lot more often than most people realize. Most people believe that bullying in the workplace is one and the same as harassment, and although they’re alike, there are deviations between bullying and harassment. It should be noted that there’s a fine line in a lot cases, but one of the stellar differences between bullying and harassment in the workplace is that harassment is easy to terminate whereas bullying is not. Read more