It seems bullying is everywhere. We are actively addressing it in schools, in communities, and in families…and now also workplaces. Over the past several years, there has been a deluge of information about workplace bullying, some accurate and some not so much. In order to effectively address bullying, we need to ensure we have valid and reliable information. In this program, we will put on our researcher hats and examine what we know empirically about workplace bullying in terms of its prevalence, nature, antecedents, and consequences.
Dr. Loraleigh Keashly is an associate professor in the Dept. of Communication at Wayne State University, Detroit. Her research and consulting focuses on conflict and conflict resolution at the interpersonal, group and inter-group levels. Her current research focus is the nature, effects and amelioration of uncivil and bullying behaviors in the workplace with a particular interest in the role of organizational structure and culture in the facilitation or prevention and management of these behaviors. She has a particular interest in developing bystander efficacy to address negative work relationships. She has also focused her recent attention on the academic environment and works with universities on these issues. Her work has appeared in several top-tier academic journals. She has been a consultant to organizations and an expert witness on cases of workplace bullying and hostility.
For more information: Workplace Bullying
Additional Reading: Workplace Bullying- What the Research Says