Bullying often goes unnoticed in the workplace because it is a slow process of emotional and psychological manipulation that is hard to prove and detect. Technically, bullying is not considered harassment, so legally, people can get away with doing it in the workplace if a policy isn’t in place.
The Workplace Bullying Institute defines bullying as “repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms: verbal abuse, offensive conduct/behaviors (including nonverbal) which are threatening, humiliating, or intimidating; or work interference – sabotage – which prevents work from getting done.” The primary issue with bullying is that the perpetrator desires to control the other person’s behavior, usually for his or her own needs, personal agenda, or self-serving motives.We know that you found this website because of what you are going through where you work. We have been there ourselves and know exactly how you feel When we use the phrase “workplace Intimidation” you should be aware that it includes a wide variety of situations in the workplace.Generally speaking though, it is referring to a repetitious mistreatment of someone which can cause that person some major health, emotional and psychological problems."Threat of harm generally involves a perception of injury...physical or mental damage..or instance of injury, or a material and detriment or loss to a person." Threatening behaviors may be conceptualized as a maladaptive outgrowth of normal competitive urge for interrelational dominance generally seen in animals.Alternatively, intimidation may result from the type of society in which individuals are socialized, as human beings are generally reluctant to engage in confrontation or threaten violence.