Whitaker Institute member Dr Deirdre Curran, of the Work, Organizations and Society cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at the ‘sinister’ problem of workplace bullying.
How bullying has become a ‘sinister’ workplace problem
‘Over my 25 year career, I have encountered many workers who have been bruised or broken by their experience of workplace bullying.’
Opinion: reports, studies and research show the evidence of bullying at work to be truly shocking in its extent and impact
Bullying is one of the most pervasive and sinister of employment relations problems. Over my 25 year career, I have encountered many workers who have been bruised or broken by their experience of workplace bullying.
In 2019, Forbes reported on a study showing that workplace bullying is on the rise. It found that 94% of the 2,081 workers surveyed said they had been bullied at work. In a similar survey eleven years earlier, 75% of employees claimed to have been bullied. That’s a 19 percentage point increase over the time period, on what was already a worryingly high baseline. Continue reading…