You can call it corporate abuse, or mobbing, or workplace bullying, but the result is still the same - staff who become demoralised and lose confidence, staff who leave. Often ignored or swept under the carpet, it causes huge financial losses in the corporate world and robs companies of talent. The typical workplace bully is often near the top of a hierarchical organisation that uses job level and systems to reinforce power. The workplace bully often targets tall poppies, able people who might be competition for the bully.
In this ground-breaking work, New Zealand human resource expert Andrea W Needham takes a hard look at a very dubious workplace practice. Often described as 'tough' managers by their superiors, the workplace bully can destroy the career paths of many excellent employees.