Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Saying NO to a Bully at Work

Saying NO to a Bully at Work

Bullying is rife in the workforce and in relationships where one person attempts to dominate another person and creates a win/lose situation. That's where one person feels ok and the other person doesn't. Relationships are about mutual respect, trust and communication and creating win/win situations. Here are a few tips.

  1. If you feel you Not OK, after a conversation you could be getting bullied
  2. Analyse what's happened: eg. what is a misunderstanding, something not done or finished or something else.
  3. If it is in your job description you probably need to do it.
  4. Be willing to negotiate and compromise if appropriate to create a win/win solution.
  5. Use assertive and professional communication to try to solve the problem
  6. If it still doesn't get solved, decide on your next step. eg. Do you need to discuss it with a supportive and understanding person.
  7. Honour your feelings (gut reaction or intuition) and if it does not feel right, or align to your values, don't do it.
  8. Get more help if you need it
  9. Stand in your own power and be proud to honour yourself.
  If you want more ideas and solutions visit www.difficultpeoplehelp.com for free ebooks and more tips.

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