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Bullying is epidemic with 47% of workers reporting experiencing hostility at work in the last year. It robs the workplace of productivity and costs employers billions in lost wages, sick time, and turnover. Many organizations are taking steps to make sure that their work culture is bully free through education and training so employees recognize when bullying is happening.
Here is a Workplace Aggression Research Questionnaire developed by researchers from the State University of New York in New Paltz and Wayne State University. It helps identify subtle bullying behaviors. Take this quiz to see if you are a target for bullying. Occasional insults don’t count. Bullying occurs when the behavior has occurred on a regular basis for six months.
In the past six months, have you regularly:
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it is time to talk with HR about your work environment.
About Barbara Bartlein
Barbara Bartlein is The People Pro. She presents keynotes and training and is an expert in workplace culture. Her new book, Energy Suckers-How to Deal With Bullies in the Workplace is now available. Visit her site for more information.