• Anne Ward - Mindinsight

Dealing with Workplace Bullying

Work provides important health benefits, including opportunities for learning, achievement and social relationships - but against this backdrop, are some concerning statistics about workplace bullying. A recent survey commissioned by beyondblue reported that almost 50% of Australians will experience some form of workplace bullying during their career.

The reasons for the widespread occurrence of bullying are not entirely understood. Increased business competition and change increase the pressure to perform. This can create conditions for a “do whatever it takes” attitude to be rewarded, which can contribute to bullying behaviour.