Online Assessment: Do You Have Bullying Tendencies?
Most people don’t want to think of themselves as bullies. But on any given day, there are power and control tactics used by many (knowingly or unknowingly) that could demean, devalue or disrespect others.
This quick, free self-assessment will help you see if there are times when you exhibit some of these behaviors.
Use This Assessment to Help Create a More Respectful Workplace
The statements in the assessment reflect power and control behaviors which have the potential to contribute to a difficult or hostile working environment.
If you answered "frequently," "sometimes," or "rarely" to several—or even just a few—of the statements, consider how your actions could negatively impact your co-workers or employees. Try to be more aware of your behavior and keep it respectful and considerate. Talk with your manager, a mentor, a colleague, or Human Resources for help or coaching.
Please note: This assessment is only a quick snapshot meant to heighten your self-awareness and encourage you to make changes if needed.
The first step toward change is self-awareness. Kudos to you for taking that first step!
For organizational training on the topic of workplace bullying (and other forms of disrespect) we recommend: How Was Your Day? Getting Real About Bias, Inclusion, Harassment and Bullying.
And, since bullying is considered a form of workplace violence, we also recommend Getting Real About Workplace Violence. This program teaches that Workplace Violence Prevention requires a combination of AWARENESS + RECOGNITION + ACTION. Employees and managers learn how to spot and report concerning behaviors, as well as what to do in the event an act of extreme violence occurs.