At school, the bullies we know are those that would take away our lunch or push everybody around in the playground. Some would spread rumors about you or even have you do everything from homework to odd little jobs, such as getting drinks or snacks.
In the workplace, many bullies are not as obvious in their behaviors. A bully at work may even be very subtle about the bullying. It can come in various forms, in which co-workers may not even realize that they are being bullied at work, unless the situation happens repeatedly or results to the victim feeling belittled.
There are also instances where some co-workers become bullies at the workplace without them knowing it. The negative bullying behavior need not be as obvious as shouting at the other person or humiliating them in front of several employees. Adopting a domineering attitude at work and forcing everyone to do things your way, is a sign that you’re a bully or becoming one already.
This simple quiz is a helpful self-assessment tool for people to check whether they are or could be a possible contributor to workplace bullying. It is especially helpful for employees who are wondering whether some of their behaviors are bordering on being too controlling at work or if they are contributing to a positive working environment.
To take the quiz and find out the results, click here.