A 2017 survey from the Workplace Bullying Institute found that 60.3 million American workers have been affected by workplace bullying. (That’s equivalent to the combined populations of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona.) That’s why our next HR Tailgate will focus on what workplace bullying entails, when bullying escalates to the point of harassment, how leaders and organizations can identify bullies/bullying behavior in their own workplaces, and what employers can do to create a bully-proof workplace.
The host of this month’s chat is Deanna Bretado, one of G&A Partners’ expert client advocates. Our special guest host is Chris Dyer, author of the bestselling book The Power Of Company Culture: How Any Business Can Build A Culture That Improves Productivity, Performance And Profits, and the Founder and CEO of PeopleG2. Chris is also the host of TalentTalk on OC Talk Radio and iHeartRadio, an in-demand speaker on company culture, remote workforces, and employee engagement, and a frequent contributor to Forbes, Inc., The Telegraph, The Sun, and more.
If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat, you’ll be surprised at how simple it is to participate. A Twitter chat is a live conversation focused on a topic — for this month; ours is workplace bullying. The chat has eight questions; chat participants can engage in dialogue with chat hosts and other chat participants by answering the questions and using the hashtag #HRTailgate. (Forbes shares everything you need to know about a Twitter chat in this article.)
Want to know what to expect? Get excited and gear up for the chat by visiting the recap of past HR Tailgates: “Coaching Your Employees To Go For The Gold,” “Preparing Your Business for Natural Disasters and Emergencies,” “How Office Environment Impacts Culture and Productivity,” “Cultivate Culture with Leadership Like a Star Coach,” “The Evolution of Employee Benefits,” “Make Your Employees Feel Like MVPs,” “How to Create a Positive, Productive and Purposeful Culture,” and more.
First: Follow your chat hosts on Twitter:
Then: Prepare to share your HR knowledge and learn from others with the following questions:
Q1. How do you define workplace bullying?
Q2.What is the difference between bullying and harassment?
Q3. What are some examples of bullying behavior in the workplace?
Q4. What are the characteristics of an office bully?
Q5. What effects does workplace bullying have on an organization? What about the effects on a targeted individual?
Q6. How should HR respond to complaints about workplace bullying?
Q7. What can leaders do to help foster a culture of civility and respect for everyone?
Q8. What are some tips employers can use to transform their workplaces into bully-free zones?
Next: End your answers with the hashtag #HRTailgate to participate.