Business professors develop model of workplace bullying – News

Researchers developed a workplace bullying model through qualitative research to help identify critical issues and bring awareness to the seriousness of the issue.

Written by: Eric Lamar Burts
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Researchers developed a workplace bullying model through qualitative research to help identify critical issues and bring awareness to the seriousness of the issue.Workplace bullying, a form of psychological abuse many workers encounter daily, can increase organization turnover, decrease productivity and create unsafe work environments. More than 50 percent of organizations have reported bullying in their workplace, previous research revealed. Nearly 20 percent of United States workers reported workplace bullying.

Two researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business have designed a grounded theory model of workplace bullying to help identify critical issues. They hope organizations can use…

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