Bullying is a hot topic of interest these days. It has lately been the the subject of documentaries, numerous books, and often comes into play when young kids and teenagers use social media. But does bullying actually happen in an adult workplace? You bet it does.
Bullying goes by many names; sometimes it can be blanketed under the general “harassment” term but anyone who has ever been bullied knows it is much more than that. In fact, it is estimated that bullying in the workplace is four times more prevalent than ordinary harassment. The excellent training video Preventing Workplace Bullying illustrates that bullying is every worker’s responsibility and shows how to recognize such antagonistic behavior.
Switching gears a little bit from recognizing and preventing bullying, Anyone Can Be an Ally shows workers what they can do to to help others in the face of LGBT bullying. This video focuses on gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual issues but can can be applied to any person or any group that is being bullied at work. It teaches workers to be allies and how imperative it is to accept everyone and make them feel like the valued employee that they are.