Jerks at Work. They don’t seem to be going anywhere quick. But there does seem to be a steady stream of news and resources circulating the world wide web about the topic. Here are a few recent items.
There is a fascinating article in American Lawyer, titled The End of Sisterhood by Vivia Chen. Chen proposes that women lawyers are their own worst enemy. We’ve posted about this recurring theme before. See Women Bullies In the Workplace and Women Who Bully Women at Work.
Slow Leadership points us to an insightful article on the line between bullying and intense management and concludes (rightfully so, in my opinion), that no good can come of bullying–either to the bullies themselves or to the poor souls who suffer at their hands. For some more anti-bully posts, see New Conclusions on the Potential Costs of Workplace Bullying, “My Boss Is Killing Me”: Why this just may be true, and Top 5 Lessons to Be Learned from the Jerk at Work.
The Workplace Bullying Institute is the online home to Drs. Gary and Ruth Namie, the turn-to experts on workplace bullying. The website has been recently revamped and lots of new features have been added. If you don’t have it bookmarked already, now is the time.