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Anesthesiology Grand Rounds:  The Expensive Problem of Incivility in Academic Medicine

Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: The Expensive Problem of Incivility in Academic Medicine

Workplace bullying is an everyday incivility in organizational cultures that allow it to occur. Defined simply, bullying is the recurrence of unwarranted actions that may cause humiliation, intimidation or even fear towards a person or group. Most often, bullying behavior is an abuse of power or – at least- perceived power. It’s a very expensive problem as it can create health concerns, it may jeopardize workplace safety by creating a feeling of weakness, and it can have a negative effect on our self-esteem. Truth be told, bullying negatively impacts the bottom line by reducing employee engagement and productivity.
 
“Bullies...are masters at appearance management and ingratiate themselves with the higher-ups... [They cast] aspersions against subordinates as untrustworthy and unreliable so that if they complain, they’re branded as troublemakers.”  - Gary Namie, Director of the Workplace Bullying Institute
 

Date: 6/5/13, 6:30am to 7:30am
Time: 6/5/13, 6:30am to 7:30am
Location: Hickey Auditorium, Main Building, Floor 11 (R11.1400)
Format: All Employee Meeting
Speaker: Kevin Grigsby
Contact: Terry Raliegh - traleigh@mdanderson.org