Andrea Schneider replied to the topic The Office Bullies in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 7 years, 10 months ago
I think this is a great topic, thanks for putting this up. Andrew posted it in the group on ‘Generations” and it definitely pushes my buttons. I’m not sure how to unpack what you are describing, from previous behaviors in workplaces, but it is disturbing and worth a conversation.
Perhaps “Cliques, Clan & Cluster’s” in the current work environment has some social Darwinism in it, as well as insidious and explicit forms of bullying. How should management respond, how does an employee even describe this in ways that are actionable. This isn’t about a social life in the workplace, but emerging behaviors, however conscious or unconscious that are hurtful, exclusionary and demonstrate a clear lack of empathy for the different generation’s working together. I am in no way saying this is true for all or even many, but it’s enough true that it’s being discussed and felt.
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