October is the National Bullying Prevention month in the U.S. and while most of the anti-bullying activities set for this month are geared towards schools and young teens, some organizations are also taking the opportunity to launch informative sessions to fight workplace bullying.
One example is Minnesota’s series of anti-workplace bullying trainings for supervisors and employees working for the state. This is in support of the new Respectful Workplace Policy that the state released earlier this year. Minnesota’s new policy addressing workplace bullies was created with input from groups such as the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE).
According to Anne Moore, MAPE member and public information officer for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the associated trainings for state employees will happen this month.
What’s interesting is that the training will feature a series of videos that will show how bullies behave in the workplace and the effect of those negative behaviors. Using informative clips, such as what Minnesota plans to do, as part of a workplace bully prevention campaign is a good tool to show everybody how damaging bullying can be.
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