You have been an active part of my journey as I write my first book, “What’s Your Plan B?” It makes me even more ecstatic to share a snippet directly from my book that talks about one of the many steps on how to work your network to your advantage effectively.
Do you feel bullied at work? Is it uncomfortable, stressful, and you want to quit your job? Here are some interesting statistics I found during my research on peers:
According to Monster.com, there was an increase from 75% to 94% between 2008 to 2019 of people who have either suffered or witnessed workplace bullying. The most common signs of these bullying were aggressive email tones (23.3%), co-workers’ negative gossip (20.2%), and someone yelling at them (17.8%).
What is the definition of workplace bullying?
According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, the definition of workplace bullying is “repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators. It is abusive conduct that is: threatening, humiliating, or intimidating, or work-interference, sabotage, which prevents work from getting done.
How do you recognize workplace bullying?
Here some of the signs that can help you identify workplace bullying:
What to do when you figure these signs?
Workplace bullying should have zero-tolerance. Here are some actions you can take in case you’re feeling bullied:
Time for Plan B
If you experience workplace bullying, then confront the bully. If things don’t change, address the leaders in your organization. If still nothing changes, then it is safe to assume it’s not the right environment for you. You may feel compelled to fight this battle, but you will feel stressed and perhaps depressed. It may even leave long term scars on your mind. Whenever I have found myself in a situation like this, the sooner I was able to get out of that toxic environment, even if it meant swallowing my pride, I found myself, in the long run, happier and less affected by those bullying episodes. My advice is to talk and address this situation to your network and seek help to either fight this situation or get a new opportunity.
Lithuania calling this October. Really happy that I will be speaking at the PMI Congress in Lithuania on how to survive adversity. In my talk, I will share my idea on why we need a plan B and how to choose and make your Plan B.
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