Subtle signs of ‘workplace bullying’ and ways to prevent such behavior – Times of India

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Bullying is a behavioral pattern that is repetitive in action and aims at harming individuals or groups of individuals through psychological, verbal and non-verbal abuse and in some cases, even physical abuse. From schools to colleges to office spaces, not only is bullying extremely prevalent in our society, but it has also become one of the most detrimental and threatening aspects of our lives.

While bullying at school has become a highly discussed subject of concern amongst people, there’s hardly any dialogue or stir when it comes to workplace bullying. Akin to its umbrella term, workplace bullying also refers to repeated actions of mental assault, intimidation, verbal and non-verbal abuse and in some cases physical harm towards an employee by a person of authority.
Therefore, in order to understand the intricacies of workplace bullying, let us first comprehend what it means and locate the point of its origin?
What is Workplace bullying and how does it originate?Workplace bullying, as the term itself suggests, is a habitual and repetitive action by either an employer, colleague or even a subordinate, aimed at causing great humiliation, mental oppression and/or physical abuse to a person who is supposedly weak and therefore, …

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