Today, workplace aggression and abuse are increasingly common. This includes bullying, in which one or a few individuals – usually a boss – torment an employee. A more insidious attack is mobbing, in which a workplace group – often with the support of management – harass and terrorize an employee, to force him or her to leave or to create cause for dismissal. Mobbing can result in debilitating physical and emotional stress and illness, even suicide. Mental health professionals Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry detail mobbing, where and why it occurs, the effects on its victims and what companies can do to eliminate it. getAbstract recommends their insights to executives, HR professionals and to employees at all levels. The more executives and employees understand and recognize mobbing, the more they can do to eradicate it.
In this summary, you will learn
- What mobbing is,
- Why mobbing is different from bullying,
- What its negative effects are and
- What steps mobbing victims can take to recover.
About the Authors
Maureen Duffy is a family therapist and consultant on workplace and school bullying issues. Len Sperry teaches mental health counseling at Florida Atlantic University.
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5 years agoOVERCOMING MOBBING IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE TO TACKLE WITH AT THE PRESENT SCENARIO WHERE THERE IS GLOBALISATION. IT IS ONE ASPECT THAT CAN CAUSE AND LEAD TO A SOCIAL STIGMA. THE INCIDENCE OF THIS MOBBING IS MORE FOUND IN ORGANISATION WHERE THE MONOPOLISTIC FEATURES ARE MORE FOUND IN AN ORGANISATION OR PRIVATE FIRM. IT IS LESS FOUND IN ORGANISATIONS WHERE TRADE UNIONS OR WELFARE ORGANISATIONS EXIST.SIMPLY SPEAKING MOBBING IS TO BE CONDEMNED AND CARE TO BE TAKEN TO SUSTAIN AN AMICABLE RELATIONSHIP BY RE-LOOKING THE VICTIM AS A PROSPECTIVE EMLOYEE. A BAD ELEMENT ALSO CAN BE TRANSFORMED TO A GOOD ONE. EVEN IF THE VICTIM IS NOT APT IN APPLICATION OR CARELESS IN COMPLYING TO NORMS OR SERVICE CONDITIONS, STILL SCOPE CAN BE CREATED TO RECTIFY AND ENSURE A HEALTHY CONDITION FOR BOTH THE MOBBED AND THE ORGANISATION. MOBBING HAS BAD IMPACT ON THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY EVEN SO FAR THE VICTIM IS CONCERNRD. THE AUTHOR HAS ANALYSED WELL AND EXPLORED ALL POSSIBILITIES TO ERADICATE IT FROM ITS PREVALANCE.