Demeaning and confrontational workplace behaviour shuts-down dialogue, ruins organizational culture, and can even hurt bottom lines.
A fascinating experiment involving kittens tells us that instinctive behaviours can be changed by the group leader setting an example. This has enormous implications for fixing toxic workplaces.
Acting on the fact that 10 to 40% of Canadians will experience workplace harassment, a team of researchers at the University of Saskatchewan is embarking on a series of role-play experiments to learn about potential bottom-up solutions to ending bullying.
Bullying can be overt, covert, or subtle. A person is a victim of workplace bullying if they experience any of these 77 symptoms.