WEIR RELEASES WHITEPAPER ON BULLYING

Principal Consultant Christa Ludlow has prepared a whitepaper 

Workplace Bullying, Evidence Based Approaches to a Complex Problem

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 The whitepaper draws on recent research to examine why the prevalence of bullying remains high despite attempts to reduce it; the multiple factors which make bullying a particularly complex workplace hazard; and what is needed in any attempt to prevent or respond to bullying at work.

The paper discusses two evidence-based approaches to reducing bullying at work which have been
shown to increase the likelihood of success, and provides a checklist to assist workplace investigators and HR practitioners analyse and respond to bullying conduct.

There are many different kinds of bullying. It can be obvious or subtle; it can occur between workers, between a worker and a manager, or between groups of people; it can take place in person or over social media or email.

The paper also looks at what research tells us about the contributing risk factors for workplace bullying; the importance of good leadership; and recommended methods for resolution.

The changes brought about by the current Covid-19 pandemic have affected the way we work, and may make bullying even more difficult to manage. It is important to understand this workplace phenomenon, so that you can recognise when it occurs and deal with it promptly.

WEIR can assist in development, tailoring and implementation of measures to assist with prevention of and responding to workplace bullying. Please get in touch if you need assistance with strategy or intervention in this space

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