Wondering if you're guilty of being a bully? Review the WBI list of traits that often accompany a workplace bully and see if your behavior fits the bill.
You Know You're Being a Bully at Work When:
- You have to remind staff that you are the boss.
- You have the highest percentage of employees who request transfers out of your unit.
- You have to explain the meaning of your statements too often because others constantly misunderstand or misrepresent what you say.
- The number of constantly absent employees in your unit disrupts productivity.
- Several employees are on disability leave for stress.
- No one seems trainable; they never get work done as quickly or correctly as you like.
- People are too thin-skinned to accept necessary criticism.
- You get the most respect from executives and higher ups.
- The only social time staff or peers spend with you is when mandated to do so.
- You take disagreement with your ideas personally, and that compels consequences.
- You believe that today's workers do not accept personal responsibility to perform.
- Loyalty to you is the most important employee trait.