B – Bullying At Work

Perhaps a bit of a touchy subject, but what should you do if you are being bullied in the workplace? How do you even know if you are being bullied? And what should you do if you think someone else is a victim of bullying? What Constitutes Bullying? Bullying is defined as using a superior strength to make someone feel inferior or to force them to do something. It doesn’t have to be physical. An awful lot of the time it is verbal or emotional. Someone with a superior emotional strength can use it to bully a colleague. It doesn’t even have to be someone more senior – it could be a junior member of staff intimidating someone more senior. The latter happens less often, but it happens nonetheless – I’ve seen it before. How do you know if you are being Bullied? Sometimes it’s not that easy…