Don't complain to these co-workers
Employees should first consider whether they’re speaking to someone who can take the requested action.
Social exclusion more common form of bullying than physical, verbal aggression
The outcomes for a child excluded from social activities by their peers at school will be just as detrimental as if they got kicked, punched or slapped every day.
People hurt other people to signal their own goodness
People often hurt others because, in their mind, it is morally right or even obligatory to be violent and as a result, they do not respond rationally to material benefits.
The road to popularity can be paved with unpleasantness
Popularity is important to children and adolescents—and, of course, adults. Some researchers have said that they think it’s more important to be popular than to have friends.Some people become popular through prosocial means, others through being disruptive and aggressive.
Vigilantism is an identity for some people
One in five people strongly endorsed the vigilante identity, reporting an eagerness to closely monitor others in their environment and—in the absence of official action to correct violations—punish those they deemed offenders.
Co-worker interventions can moderate sexual harassment
Although the #MeToo movement raised public awareness of sexual harassment in Hollywood and other high-profile industries, comparatively little attention has been paid to the rampant sexual harassment experienced by frontline service workers such as waitresses, baristas, bartenders and retail clerks.
How can we overcome negotiation impasses?
Leaders spend around 15% to 26% of their working hours negotiating – and many of these negotiations end without an agreement. Understanding why negotiations end with an impasse can help leaders become more effective, improve business outcomes, and make employees happier.
Abusive bosses 'fake nice' instead of 'make nice'
Supervisors are often driven by simply repairing their social image rather than making genuine amends and changing their behavior. Breaking the cycle of toxic behavior requires organizational leaders to implement zero-tolerance policies. Sanctions, rather than forgiveness, are more likely to change behaviors.
Warning: Epidemics are often followed by unrest
From the Black Death to the Spanish Flu, history teaches that social tension accumulated over an epidemic can lead to significant episodes of rebellion. Perhaps the same will be true of COVID.
Bullying - the answer
We live in an age of bullying. In many ways it’s built into the system. It will increase with the added stressors created by working from home and increasingly become cyber and Zoom-bullying and harassment. What do organizations and their leaders need to do to prevent bullying?
In disputes, our neurons like mediation
When couples argue, mediation by a third party improves the outcome of the confrontation. But that’s not all: mediation is also linked to heightened activity in key regions of the brain belonging to the reward circuit.
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