Scott Span replied to the topic The Office Bullies in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 7 years, 10 months ago
I read an article with a very similar story this AM. Though the use of social media is exceedingly high among the Millennials, as a forum to express ideas and opinions both personal and professional, I don’t think the concept is anything new – just the vehicle/medium. I tend to agree with Andy. As someone who works in team dynamics and generational diversity I can say in my experience office cliques, good or bad, have always been around. People gravitate toward those who make them feel comfortable or those who are similar and this can lead to some feeling outcast or being a bit bullied by cliquish behavior. I don’t think we can ignore the new medium of social media is these cases, however think it much more important to focus on the team dynamics and the organizational culture and behaviors that contribute to these types of issues and or allow them to perpetuate.
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