Cyber-bullying in the workplace

A recent survey conducted by academics from the University of Sheffield and Nottingham University, Punched from the screen: workplace cyber-bullying, highlights the on-going importance of this aspect of workplace behaviour. The variety of ways which workers can...

Prevent allegations of bullying at work

The pressure is on in today’s workplace, and the working environment can be intense and stressful – worries over job security; budget cuts; redundancies; increased workloads; competing with colleagues for the same job in a shrinking workforce and watching...

Dealing with a difficult colleague

During my work with organisations to repair the damage caused by unhealthy conflict at work, including formal grievances and allegations of “bullying”, I was struck by how many of these situations could  easily have been avoided if the matter had been...

City councillor guilty of racial harassment

A councillor in Bristol has been found guilty of racial harassment and given a 12 month conditional discharge.  Click here to read more on www.bbc.co.uk In this case the individuals were elected public servants, not employees, and the case was pursued through legal...

Using the phrase “bullying” at work

Welcome to Opt’s first blog post. In the course of my work I interview all types of employee about their experiences of workplace behaviour.  The disruption caused by the misuse of the term “bully” is an ongoing theme. Misuse of the term “bully” can have a...