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Work Shouldn’t Hurt

That’s what the blog from the Workplace Bullying Institute has right at the top.

Ruth and Gary Namie are untiring in their work researching, educating and combating bullying in the workplace. I attended a workshop they presented in Sioux City in Oct. 2007. Gary sent an email last week asking if I’d list his blog as a resource on my main page. That is a resounding YES.

Bullying is a terrifically complex problem
I have written about it in the past. It took only one comment on my blog from someone who was being bullied and crying out for help to convince me I should mention it occasionally for awareness but direct readers to experts.

The Workplace Bullying Institute blog started regular posts in Jan. 2009. See it at http://www.workplacebullying.org/

Gary’s email said he’d found my blog through Minding the Workplace, another fairly new blog by a law professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. The blog says the professor is founder of the New Workplace Institute (http://www.newworkplaceinstitute.org/), a research and education center promoting healthy, productive and socially responsible workplaces. See that blog at http://newworkplace.wordpress.com/

Bullying is health-harming
Workplace bullying is repeated, unreasonable behavior directed towards an employee, or group of employees, that creates a risk to health and safety. Bullying often involves a misuse or abuse of power where the targets can experience difficulties in defending themselves.

If you are being bullied or know someone who is, please pass on the link to the Workplace Bullying Institute.


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My father, Izzy Kalman, has a wonderful guide to stop being bullied in the workplace: