Susan Pcola-Davis replied to the topic The Office Bullies in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 7 years, 9 months ago
While in the doctor’s office today, I picked up the March/April 2012 issue of WebMD. On page 51, there is an article called Lone State: for kids on the playground and adults in the workplace, being left out hurts. “Exclusion is an insidious form of bullying, Purdue University pssychologist Kipling D. Williams, PhD, believes and harder to document because of the absence of behavior. Ostracism causes real pain, Williams says, because our basic need for belonging, self-esteem, control, and recognition is thwarted.” Check it out. I think those that have not been bullied in the workplace, do not have a way of understanding the concept. You almost have to experience it to understand how painful it can be.
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