Business Wellness in Hamilton | Episode 2, Season 5
Workplace bullying is an issue that affects both men and women. Recent research from Statistics Canada shows just how common and challenging workplace bullying has become inside Canadian workplaces. StatsCan's General Social Survey disclosed that 19% of women and 13% of men reported being bullied in the workplace. Verbal abuse was the most common form of harassment. These are statistics of those who reported abuse, and many individuals do not report workplace bullying.
A CBC news story, 40% of Canadians bullied at work, expert says, quotes an assistant professor of management at the University of Windsor's Odette School of Business, Jacqueline Power, who has spent years researching bullies in the workplace. "She says 40 percent of Canadians have experienced one or more acts of workplace bullying at least once a week for the last six months."
Without question, workplaces should be safe for everyone. The negative impact of bullying behaviour lingers long after the workday ends. Bullying victims experience countless effects, including anger, fear, shame, physical and psychological health problems involving stress, anxiety, and panic attacks, to name a few. More work and advocacy are needed in developing bully-free workplaces. There is a chapter on self-management in my book, The Power of Emotion.
Join my special guest Maryann Kerr, Author and Founder of the Medalist Group, and me to discuss how self-management impacts bullying in the workplace on Friday, February 18 at 6:30 pm.
Maryann Kerr, Author and Founder of the Medalist Group
MaryAnn is an author, Chief Happiness Officer, CEO and principal consultant with the Medalist Group. She has worked in the social impact sector for 34 years, helped raise over $110 million, and is a sector leader at the local, provincial, national, and international levels and led organizations at the local, provincial, national and international level as a volunteer, professional staff person and consultant.
MaryAnn is passionate about her family, feminism, and continuous learning.
MaryAnn earned her master's degree in organizational leadership and has participated on many social profit boards and committees. She is a governance, leadership, and culture thought leader who knows that successful organizations create and nurture a climate where everyone understands their role, politics are minimal, engagement is high, and turnover is low.
Compassion, kindness, and a deep commitment to the co-creation of collaborative and productive workplaces are core to her work. She seeks environments where employees co-create the roadmap to mission delivery.
Maryann recently published her first book for Civil Sector Press, Tarnished: Let's rethink, reimagine and co-create a new social impact sector. You can read reviews and order it here www.tarnished.ca.
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ABOUT THE HOST
Linda Marshall, Author, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Television Host, Certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer, Coach, and thought leader in emotional intelligence, hosts Business Wellness in Hamilton on Cable 14 weekly. Linda invites special guests to discuss buzz-worthy topics and share strategies to strengthen business wellness during each episode.