The Stress of Cyber Incivility at Work

Cyber bullying has been an emerging issue in recent years, and recent news, like the recent suicide of firefighter Nicole Mittendorff, have brought to light just how pervasive and harmful cyber bullying can be in the workplace. A recent article published in Journal of Management, entitled "Daily Cyber Incivility and Distress: The Moderating Roles of Resources at … Continue reading The Stress of Cyber Incivility at Work

Boss Abuse and the Consequences of Subordinate Payback

How do employees respond to boss abuse? A new article published in Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, entitled "Boss Abuse and Subordinate Payback," by author Harvey A. Hornstein suggests that up to 60% of subordinates retaliate in some way following boss abuse. The article finds not only are the consequences of subordinate retaliation not all bad, some … Continue reading Boss Abuse and the Consequences of Subordinate Payback

The Workplace Bully is Not Always a Lone Wolf

[We are pleased to feature a post from the LSE Business Review website, originally posted here, on the Journal of Leadership and Organization article "Alpha and Omega: When Bullies Run in Packs" written by Patricia A. Meglich and Andra Gumbus. You can read the full article free for the next two weeks by clicking here.] … Continue reading The Workplace Bully is Not Always a Lone Wolf

Workplace Harassment Back in the News

With the widely publicized U.S. National Football League (NFL) harassment scandal and the release of the Wells Report once again putting the spotlight on bullying and harassment in the workplace, it seems like an appropriate time to rerun this post from October. Whether it's found in the locker room, the boardroom or the lunchroom, intolerance … Continue reading Workplace Harassment Back in the News

Bullying in the Workplace

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and unfortunately the workplace is not immune to this form of abuse. We often think of bullying among children, but  studies show it is all too common in the workplace as well.  In 2010, a report commissioned by the Workplace Bullying Institute showed 35% of the U.S. workforce, representing an estimated 53.5 million Americans, … Continue reading Bullying in the Workplace