Showing posts with label Bullying in Workplace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bullying in Workplace. Show all posts

Sunday, 5 July 2020

When agency people could not find anything to undermine my merit, they looked for personality disorders.



Based on a true experience of a dedicated worker who just could not give up...

A few years back, I got a job as a social media executive in a reputed IT firm. I was chosen to work for them after successfully completing a course in digital marketing from an institution run by the same company. I was practically thrilled at first, but soon realized I had made a mistake. 

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

5 Indian laws you must know to fight cyber bully


Cases of cyberbullying are rising sharply as social media has become easily accessible and is no more exclusively limited as smartphones have bridged the gap between social media and the simpletons. People have zero tolerance when someone speaks against their notions and they lash out aggressively to shut down others. They don't consider what ill consequences their actions can lead to.

Friday, 22 May 2020

How Ego Clashes in Office Destroyed My Career - Part 1


"Workplace ego clashes happen for various reasons," says Dr Lisa Matthewman, Principal Lecturer in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at the University of Westminster. "They can be the result of a conflict of personalities, professional jealousy or communication problems. Sometimes they happen when someone is trying to establish themselves as the alpha female or male.”

In my 10 years of corporate life I have experienced enough of these ego clashes that compelled me to leave the corporate world forever. I will share some of these painful experiences with you today.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Isolation - the worst weapon used by bullies in office

The worst cruelty that can be inflicted on a human being is isolation. - Sukarno (Politician, Indonesia)


Isolation adversely affects a person's mental status so much that the person starts behaving in a manner unacceptable to society. "Isolating the targeted employee" is the worst weapon ever used by bullies in an office environment. The introverts are mostly affected.

The more the affected person tries to comply with the situation the more isolated the person becomes. If the victim denies any false charge against him/her the higher authority thinks the person is lying. If the victim protests against any bad behavior she received from the bullies, the person faces more verbal abuse from the higher authority. Whatever the victimized employee does to prove his/her point of view goes wrong and against that employee. Wrong handling of the situation aggravates the tension between the affected employee and the other office colleagues who misunderstand the victim and consider the person as a trouble creator.

Team leaders and managers should be trained in such a manner so that they can identify these bullies in their teams. They should learn to understand the psychology of these people in order to handle them properly. Such pieces of training are hardly ever given to team leaders in our country. Likewise, the affected employee should be mentored and guided properly by HR.

A full adaptation of this blog topic was published on The ArmChair Journal with the title: Isolation - The worst weapon of office coworkers on 12th December 2019.

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