A follow-up investigation into 'Bullying as experienced by managers at all levels'
Published: November 2008
Bullying in the workplace is a serious problem for employers. It can have a devastating effect on the individuals involved and impacts on those around them, affecting employee wellbeing, organisational productivity and costs.
- 70 per cent of managers have witnessed instances of bullying in the past 3 years
- incidents are not just ‘top down’: 63 per cent of respondents observing bullying between peers and 30 per cent witnessing subordinates bullying their manager
- 42 per cent of managers report having been bullied themselves
- of those experiencing bullying, more than 1 in 3 (38 per cent) report that no action was taken by their organisation.
Also available : Bullying In The Workplace : Guidance for Managers