Those who’ve been bullied at work say that bullies didn’t just harm their health and personal relationships. Bullies actually harmed their organizations. Here’s how:
- Employees lose trust in employers who protect bullies. When they lose trust, their morale and productivity go down.
- Productivity also decreases when great employees focus on fear of more bullying.
- Employees lose money from absenteeism and turnover, which costs organization big bucks in training.
- Since great employees leave their organizations when bullied, companies lose employees who would have helped build a better company.
When costs go up for organizations, consumers and taxpayers lose.
Statistics from the Workplace Bullying Institute, 2014.