Bullying: The New Management Technique!

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A worrying trend I have noticed in my working life especially in the recent years is the about of bullying which takes place at work most of it is very covert and I suspect some people who are doing it do not even realise what they are doing is bullying.

Then there are those who think that bullying is a perfectly acceptable practice at work even a valid management technique dealing with people. So a disgusting situations occur when someone is having either home difficulties, physical or mental health problems is bullied out of a job by managers who believe they are not putting 100% into the job rather than should be doing as good managers asking why someone is not performing.

But some managers simply find it easier to bully people than actually do the job they are paid to do that is manage people. This could be due a lack of training given them by companies or more likely they are part of a general corporate culture which encourages managers to bully people rather than manage people as they should.

This is a real sad reflection of our modern business practice in the West and yet another indication that it is high time we started to question and governments to investigate business practices as bullying is not acceptable anywhere full stop!

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Bullying!

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Why is bullying so abhorrent to me?

Because at school I was bullied because I showed an intelligence, individualism and was academic. Luckily it did not damage my education as I eventually go a degree the first on my Dad’s side of the family.

But it did have one major effect which has haunted me for the large majority of my adult life, my depression.

This bullying destroyed my self-confidence and self-esteem which robbed me of large majority of my potential and life. It now means I have to live with a depression every day along with my self-doubting and spells of a lack of confidence in myself and abilities.

Personally I would like to find the people who bullied me and tell them the damage they have done to me and ask them to apologise!

Do I hate these people?

No, because as a rule Bullies are already damaged people hence why they bully in the first place. I now feel sorry and pity them as now I suspect that I am stronger and better than they will ever be.

Finally I live in a country, United Kingdom, and a people who make the right noises about Bullying being wrong and attempt to stamp it out. But it is so engrained into our culture they allow bullying to go on and accept it as a normal part of life. I find that so sad as it continues to produce more people, like myself, damaged from Bullying and never realising their full potential because of it.

Note: This was one of the entries here I had to think a lot about as it is very close to my heart and deserved some thought.


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