What You Can Do To Create Your Template for a Bully Free at Work Workplace Bullying Policy:
Why is it someone has to get killed before the construction of a traffic light or stop sign? The same can be said for organizations in creating respectful workplaces (and being protective against workplace bullying). Why wait? You might want to also read Why Most Bullying Policies Don’t Work & What You Can Do.
Let us begin by looking at how you can take your first step toward creating Step 1: Your Bully Free at Work Workplace Bullying Policy: Purpose, Statement and Examples. Be sure to read through and begin implementing these ideas that have worked for organizations all over the world. (Feel free to pass this on to other people in your organization and ask them for their opinion).
Here are the Steps:
Step 1: Purpose, Statement and Examples
Step 2: Complaint – Resolution Process
Step 3: Taking Action for Top Results
Step 4: Consequences for Bullying Behavior
Step 5: Creating Buy-In to Your Workplace Bullying Policies
Step 1: Purpose, Statement and Examples
Purpose of Policy:
Examples: Indicate specific examples of workplace bullying behavior such as:
Note: If you are struggling here which many organizations do, feel free to contact us for consultation. We take a measure twice, cut once approach and have helped many organizations. Inform, educate, and internalize your workplace bullying and respectful workplace education program complete with with a step-by-step process to help with prevention.
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Valerie Cade, CSP is a Workplace Bullying Expert, Speaker and Author of "Bully Free at Work: What You Can Do To Stop Workplace Bullying Now!" which has been distributed in over 100 countries worldwide. For presentations and consulting on workplace bullying prevention and respectful workplace implementation, go to http://www.BullyFreeAtWork.com
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what can i do when the supervisor knows what’s going on and she does nothing about it? i am a target of 6 people. they verbally humiliate me, make fun of me, treat me as if i don’t exist, they watch my every move, they try to be intimidating. one person starte this and she told the others to do not talk to me. that one person spread it thru out the work place. they always want to know my business so they can criticise and gossip. i didn’t go to work fri. feb.5,2010 cause it got to me so bad. i cried after work on thurs. because of all the crap that has been going on for 4yrs..if i do something about it again. it will get even worse than before. no matter what, still get abused. i know the rest of the dept doesn’t like me but they do talk to me. i am getting deeper and deeper depressed. i do take 3 medications for this.
(I felt a need to get some of my angry, sad, frustrated feelings to the surface by writing a poem about my experience.)
Cringing at the awareness of her hand
on my hand
stopping me from sending an email.
Feeling my heart stop
when she prevented me from going to an
seminar that would advance my career.
Frustration, boredom, disbelief…
Over wasting 2 hours for “training,”
By an unqualified speaker, uncertified…
(And the “training” was never put to use because that program was dropped.)
would have never appealed
to the students in our alternative school.
to do the impossible.
dominated by 3 women
all clamoring for recognition
just people wanting
to hear themselves talk.
with the physical therapist
to take care of myself
Feelings of being blocked, inertia..
Memories of her shrill voice…
Ridiculed my handicapped car tag…
She thought I was just lazy.
Saying I didn’t do “enough”…
Telling me that I’m “in decline”…
She was a toxic boss,
like the sound of fingernails on a chalk board…
telling lies, spreading rumors
I shiver at
the sound of her shoes…
down the hallway
click, shuffle, click
(little slip-ons with bows on them)
caused dread in me…
I should get down on…
my knees and thank that God I’m out…
I’m out, I’m out, I’m out…
and I am not like her.
But I must deal with the trauma…and heal, and be happy. This is my goal.