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Strategic HR Review, vol. 7 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Anni Townend

The purpose of this paper is to better understand bullying behaviours in the workplace and how these behaviours can be addressed as part of an ongoing and integral

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The purpose of this paper is to better understand bullying behaviours in the workplace and how these behaviours can be addressed as part of an ongoing and integral approach to diversity through building bigger and more assertive relationships in which there is greater awareness and understanding of each other – our differences and similarities

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A psychological approach is taken in order to better understand the phenomena of bullying and the kinds of interventions that can facilitate individuals, groups and organisations in becoming more inclusive and assertive

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Incidents of bullying behaviour in organisations towards people most typically are directed at individuals from the very groups of people who are regularly targeted for bullying simply for being different from the majority and not because of something that they have done or not done

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A deeper understanding of the dynamics of bullying behaviour in organisations leading to suggestions as to how organisations can promote attitudes, values and behaviours that are inclusive and allowing of difference.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 40 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Anni Townend

The article sheds light on the phenomenon of bullying in the workplace and the need to create truly assertive and inclusive organizations in which business leaders and

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The article sheds light on the phenomenon of bullying in the workplace and the need to create truly assertive and inclusive organizations in which business leaders and employees embrace diversity in all they do.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents a framework of assertiveness and diversity, of openness, trust and respect, which can benefit everyone in the workplace.

Findings

The reveals that a lack of awareness of self and others, and a fear of difference, is the underlying cause of bullying.

Practical implications

The paper shows that that, by integrating diversity awareness into everything that people do, and valuing people for their “gifts different,” bullying can be tackled.

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The author argues that people change their behavior when given support and encouragement to understand the impact of their behavior on others, and that they can be helped to appreciate their differences and thus build bigger relationships in which more and greater business opportunities are realized.

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 16 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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In consequence of inadequate accommodation at our present address, the Editorial and Publishing Offices of the British Food Journal will be removed to more commodious offices at

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In consequence of inadequate accommodation at our present address, the Editorial and Publishing Offices of the British Food Journal will be removed to more commodious offices at

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British Food Journal, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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