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New Year, New You! With bellies full and spirits high, we ride into the new year on a wave of optimism. It’s a time for new beginnings, clean slates, and finally purchasing that gym membership that’s been sitting in your Groupon cart. In 2018, we at Media Partners strive to become better versions of ourselves at work-- starting with the way we think. From challenging our “Rebuttal Brain” to something as simple as sharing a smile, we’ve identified 11 Success Behaviors for the New Year.
Here's a research-based infographic that contains important statistics on bias, diversity, harassment and bullying. Use the information to help make improvements in your workplace... and feel free to share the link with others.
Sometimes managers and employees fail to see certain behaviors in the workplace as bullying. This free self-assessment helps build awareness.
We will never rid the world of bullies. But we can go a long way to making sure they aren’t wreaking havoc at work!
Five ways to get your boss's attention as well as getting serious employee concerns addressed.
When you were a kid, bullies were sent to the principal's office. But if you've got a bully in the workplace, it's not quite as easy. Bullying comes in many forms—from gossiping and spreading rumors to placing someone in a dangerous situation.
We're all familiar with bullying. It's estimated that around half of employees have experienced some type of bullying at work. And I estimate the other half got a taste of it in junior high. Bullies are simple creatures. They need to be in control, at the expense of their target. If that isn't bad enough, they encourage the same behaviors in others.
Bullies are cowards. That is why they pick on those who will not or can not fight back and they avoid authority figures who can deliver consequences. If, as a manager, you notice any subtle signs of bullying on your team, like disrespect, mocking, belittling, badgering of a team member, you can be sure than when you are not present it is ten times worse or even a case of full blown harassment.
A few hours from now the NFL's first-year player draft is set to begin. This year an openly gay athlete will wait to hear his name called by the NFL commissioner. His name is Michael Sam and these next days will be the longest of his life. Only 32 players will be selected in the first round, and odds are Michael Sam will not be one of them, but by Friday morning speculation will be rampant: What NFL team will be the first in history to roster an openly-gay player?
"No other country in the world does what we do. On every issue, the world turns to us—because of the ideals we stand for, and the burdens we bear to advance them." - President Barack Obama, 2014 State of the Union AddressHowever regarding the growing issue of workplace bullying, the world has made its decision...without us.