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February 2013

Cyberbullying in the Workplace: Facebook Friend Your Workmates?

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The term “cyberbullying,” usually implies mean-spirited individuals using social media and the internet to intimidate others.

Cyberbullying in the Workplace: Menacing numbers

“The question of whether to Facebook friend our co-workers always arises in the workplace. Should we post photos from drunken work parties? It was reported that 11 percent of worldwide respondents have experienced some sort of embarrassment from photos or videos. These images are events at work that ended up in different social media platforms.”

No matter what company you work for, you should keep a set of rules for yourself. Apply these rules to whatever company you work for in order to set clear boundaries for yourself.

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Harvard Business Review: The Price of Incivility

By | Civil & Healthy Workplaces, Leadership | One Comment


The price of incivility is high when it comes to the workplace. Everyone who has experienced workplace incivility usually ends up responding negatively. This slowly chips away at a company’s bottom line. When employees feel disrespected at work, the results aren’t beneficial to the company. They either get upset and leave their job or just lose the motivation to work. The price of incivility is also shown from disrespectful behaviors displayed between colleagues. When customers see such actions of incivility, they are quick to walk away from the store without making any purchases.

“We’ve interviewed employees, managers, HR executives, presidents, and CEOs. We’ve administered questionnaires, run experiments, led workshops, and spoken with doctors, lawyers, judges, law enforcement officers, architects, engineers, consultants, and coaches about how they’ve faced and handled incivility. And we’ve collected data from more than 14,000 people throughout the United States and Canada in order to track the prevalence, types, causes, costs, and cures of incivility at work. We know two things for certain: Incivility is expensive, and few organizations recognize or take action to curtail it.”

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Sodexo Workplace Trends Report: 12 Key Issues and Solutions for Business Leaders

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Sodexo Workplace Trends Report identifies leading marketplace indicators focusing key people- and community-centric workplace practices that create competitive advantage for organizations and value for employees

The 2013 Report* identifies 12 significant Workplace Trends:

  1. The Built Environments Crucial Role in Organization Performance
  2. Superstar Recruitment – the Power of Community
  3. Inspiring a Connection to People, Community and Brand Through CSR
  4. A Contemporary View of Inclusion and its Effect of Psychological Health
  5. 21st Century Mentoring
  6. Thriving in the Cloud
  7. Ushering in the New Era of Recognition
  8. Facilities Management: A Strategy, Not a Tactic
  9. Data Reporting OUT; Predictive Modeling IN
  10. International Design and Construction; a Shifting Paradigm
  11. The Changing Office…Literally
  12. Integration as THE Solution

The 2013 Workplace Trends Report combines insight from clients, academia, principal research, and leading facilities management and human resource trade organizations. Sodexo’s researchers used mixed-method research to monitor and collectively examine trends that affect the quality of life of their consumers in the workplace. This approach included traditional quantitative measures such as end user satisfaction and preference surveys, psychographic analysis at client sites, social media monitoring and a literary review consisting of consultant reports, academic and trade journals, and information from industry associations. The 2013 Workplace Trends Report represents a sample size in excess of 1,000 end users.

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Targets of Bully Bosses Aren’t the Only Victims

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Targets of bully bosses usually end up being ridiculed at work and face public criticism. Silent treatments and public humiliation will only result in having a detrimental effect on your employees. It will negatively impact the work environment as well as their relationship with other co-workers.

“The researchers queried a sample of 233 people who work in a wide range of occupations in the Southeast United States. Demographically, the sample was 46 percent men, 86 percent white, had an average age of 42.6 years, had worked in their job for seven years, had worked at their company for 10 years, and worked an average of 46 hours a week. Survey respondents were asked about supervisory abuse, vicarious supervisory abuse, job frustration, perceived organizational support, and coworker abuse.”

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