Research Updates

Bully me, bully my team

Dr Mary Wyatt

People in a team where bullying occurs are more likely to have long periods of time off work, even if they are not the victims.

It’s well recognised that the work environment influences sickness absence and workers’ compensation results. It’s also well established that mental health claims are increasing, and increasingly costly. Are people who work in an environment where there is workplace bullying, but who are not bullied themselves, more likely to have long periods of time off work? Yes. As the research summarised below demonstrates, effec...

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