Collecting information is essential to the research you are conducting. Gathering the data and analyzing it will help simplify and organize the information. You can organize the documents, and notes collected by topic. A spreadsheet can be used to arrange data to compare the results.
Bullying defined is verbal comments, actions, behavior, or tactics that are used to hurt an individual. There are different roles in bullying. People who are bullied, People who bully, and people who witness bullying is connected to many adverse outcomes. Individuals who are bullied can experience physical and mental health issues. They experience depression, anxiety, and increased feelings of sadness and loneliness. People who bully abuse alcohol and other drugs in adolescence and as adults, they participate in sexual activity sooner than expected, and they have a criminal record as an adult. People who witness bullying use tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs, they have increased mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. All the roles of bullying experience changes in sleep and eating patterns and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy.
These issues can persist into adulthood affecting the workplace. Bullying has a lasting effect that carries into a working environment. An individual’s career or personal belief can be threatened or ridiculed. They are affected by intentional humiliation. A person being bullied is asked to do things that are below their capabilities or assign tasks that have unrealistic goals. Workplace bullying can add stress to an individual by overloading them with tasks and consistently working overtime. The constant threats of dismissal attempt to destroy or harm the person’s self-esteem, self-worth, self-image, and confidence. Workplace bullying exists because an individual feel threatened.
Workplace bullies use tactics that are intentional and used to harm a person psychologically. This psychological manipulation can be present in many companies. Being in the professional workplace for many years, I have witnessed some bullying. Looking back on a particular situation, I am able to connect what Barbara Coloroso was explaining to my experience. I was new to the professional arena and was not sure if questioning a person of authority was appropriate. This person had a relatively high position and was never held accountable for his actions. I asked why this person was able to say whatever he wanted and was told that he talks like that all the time. My persistence and lack of tolerance for that behavior caused a break in the cycle.