Bullying in the workplace can happen in many ways. It can also come from different people, and at times, it can also be your boss. Some bully bosses may be seen as a tyrant, a control freak or a manipulator. These characteristics and behaviors sometimes confuses employees into thinking that the boss is a tough one, when in fact, he or she may already be acting like a bully.
Even if you try to avoid becoming a target of the bully boss’ attention and striving hard to do a great job, nothing seems to work. You’re working life has now become very stressful, to the point that it may be unbearable at times. So what do you do? How do you deal with the situation?
Faith Wood, a Conflict Coach, author and professional speaker, suggested six strategies that a bullying victim can do in order to make their working environment more livable. Most of Wood’s suggestions has already been mentioned by other experts on the field of workplace bullying. However, some of her tips provided a slightly different approach on how to handle being bullied at work such as learning to say no in a professional manner.
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