An introduction to workplace bullying

Stefanie Garber

What is workplace bullying? How common is bullying? What forms does bullying take? How does bullying affect the victim and the organisation?

The school bully is a common stereotype, known for pushing around smaller kids or spreading nasty rumours. For thousands of Australians, however, bullies are not confined to the schoolyard. Workplace bullying is a growing issue in Australia. In every industry, certain employees experience regular harassment by their colleagues or managers. In this article we examine the extent of this problem. What is workplace bullying? Most peopl...

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