Bullies at Work with Catherine Mattice

`Workplace conflict is on the increase. According to a 2021 survey, 89% of employees from a diverse range of industries reported experiencing conflict at work, consuming 3.5 hours/week on average. Finding employees is challenging, making a calm workplace imperative if competitive advantage is to be gained. When incivility and bullies or other high conflict people are in the workplace, the impact goes deep.

In this episode Bill and Megan talk with guest Catherine Mattice, founder of Civility Partners, and author of Back Off! Your Kick-Ass Guide to End Bullying at Work. They will discuss:

  • whether bullying is increasing
  • the definition of bullying
  • causes of bullying
  • can it be eliminated?
  • impact on others of bullying
  • does coaching work?
  • should a bully be terminated?
  • should we have workplace bullying laws?
  • creating a psychologically safe work environment

Catherine has a wealth of experience specifically in bullying, including the latest research.

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Note: We are not diagnosing anyone in our discussions, merely discussing patterns of behavior.

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