Stopping Abusive Supervision in the Workplace

In the new article from Business and Society, Dr. Manuela Priesemuth at Wilfrid Laurier University discusses how employees react in such circumstances. From the abstract “Stand Up and Speak Up: Employees’ Prosocial Reactions to Observed Abusive Supervision” below:

This article presents the work of Dr. Manuela Priesemuth. This dissertation examines what happens when employees witness supervisory abuse in the workplace. In particular, it explores whether—and when—employees will respond to witnessing supervisory abuse by engaging in prosocial actions aimed at benefiting the target of abuse. Below, the author discusses the notion of abusive supervision, theoretical perspectives of work on third-party observers, and the conditions under which the author believes third-party observers of abuse are more bas coverinclined to engage in positive behavior toward victims. Finally, the reflection commentary provides insights about the research journey in which the author participated.

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