The Bully-Free Workplace: Stop Jerks, Weasels, and Snakes From Killing Your Organization

Hardcover | May 24, 2011

byGary Namie, Ruth F. Namie

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At long last a guidebook for employers that discusses workplace bullying from America''s unrivaled leaders and creators of the workplace bullying consulting institute. Managers will learn how and why to stop bullying; prepare executives to lead the campaign and to resist undermining efforts of subordinates; and create a new, positive role for human resources. Outlining the required steps, The Bullying-Free Workplace includes information on how to create a preventive policy that brings consequences, like never before, when violated. The authors discourage half-hearted, short-term fixes that are prevalent today, and present their signature Blueprint methodology to successfully protect employee health and eradicate the psychological violence from organizations.

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At long last a guidebook for employers that discusses workplace bullying from America's unrivaled leaders and creators of the workplace bullying consulting institute. Managers will learn how and why to stop bullying; prepare executives to lead the campaign and to resist undermining efforts of subordinates; and create a new, positive role for human resources. Outlining the required steps, The Bully...

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Praise for The Bully Free Workplace"For anti-bullying to work, it is essential that support start at the top. I was personally involved in drafting our policy with the Namies and ensuring its implementation. It has made a palpable and positive difference to our workplace culture."—DOUGLAS H. BARR, MSW, President and CEO, Goodwill Southern California"This book is for CEOs and their leadership teams...

Gary Namie, PhD, is the senior consultant at Work Doctor Inc., a firm established in 1985 and now specializing in workplace bullying. He is a "recovering academic" with extensive experience in teaching university graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology and management. He was also a corporate manager for two regional hospital systems and served as the expert witness in the nation's first "bullying" trial in I...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:190 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 0.88 inPublished:May 24, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0470942207

ISBN - 13:9780470942208

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Robert I. Sutton, PhD).

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

1 Bullies and Bullying.

2 Workplace Bullying Defined.

3 Impact on Targeted Employees.

4 How Bullying Kills Good Organizations Like Yours.

5 An Illustrative Case.

6 Why Bullies Bully.

7 Social Influence: How Others Define Our World for Us.

8 A Model of Preventable Causes of Bullying.

9 Mobilize Your Organization: Leaders' Preparations.

10 Mobilize Your Organization: Managers' and Supervisors' Preparation.

11 Preliminary Steps to Address Workplace Bullying.

12 A New Role for Human Resources.

13 The Namie Blueprint to Prevent and Correct Workplace Bullying.

14 Sustain the Bully-Free Culture.

Appendix A: Macro-Bullying Trends That Make Workers Dispensable.

Appendix B: The Namie & Namie Bibliography.

Appendix C: Bullying Is Domestic Violence when the Abuser Is on Payroll.

Notes.

About the Authors.

Index.