Category Archives: Workplace dysfunction

Those who can, do. Those who can’t, bully

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A lot has been written around the workplace bully. One of the most prolific researchers was the late Tim Field who shared his findings here. He carried out fairly extensive research into how the bully operates in the workplace and it is quite an eye-opener. His premise is:  Those who can, do. Those who can’t, bully. In short, he asserted… Read more »

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?

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  Function rooms and ferries everywhere are being hastily booked out in anticipation of the upcoming silly season, says every office manager across the land. Ask them. But what if you miss out on your booking? Are you going to have to have the party at … the manager’s house? Erase that negative thinking. There are other options left: the… Read more »

The Resignation

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I became a virtuoso of deceit. It wasn’t pleasure I was after, it was knowledge. I consulted the strictest moralists to learn how to appear, philosophers to find out what to think, and novelists to see what I could get away with, and in the end, I distilled everything to one wonderfully simple principle: win or die.

Women Bully Too

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In my experience, women in workplaces bully worse than men, when they are bullying. I was thinking about this all week and came across a very useful idea, quoted below: My female bully lied and gossiped about me and others. She used all indirect tactics. I have seen men also use indirect bullying tactics, but they’re much less frequent, and… Read more »