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How to Know Bullying When You See It and How to Make It Stop

How to Know Bullying When You See It and How to Make It Stop

"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

 Workplace bullying is an everyday incivility in organizational cultures that where it is allowed 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. 
If you or someone you know has ever felt bullied by a co-worker or supervisor, join us to learn how to recognize it, what to do about it, and how you can prevent it from occurring in your workplace.

Date: 6/6/13, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 6/6/13, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Hickey Auditorium, Main Building, Floor 11 (R11.1400)
Format: All Employee Meeting
Speaker: Kevin Grigsby
Speaker Bio: R. Kevin Grigsby, MSW, DSW is Senior Director of Leadership & Talent Development at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Dr. Grigsby’s works with organizational development in academic health centers including developing a future-oriented perspective in academic leaders and the alignment of resources with missions are focus areas. Dr. Grigsby remains active in promoting effective interpersonal communication within academic health centers and in implementing alternative conflict resolution/management strategies at the department and institutional levels. He and his colleagues published an account of the use of teams to unify the clinical, academic, and research enterprises in an academic health center. This approach was instrumental in breaking down barriers that typically separate academic departments and resulted in reducing traditional barriers between employees and management, promoting faculty and staff participation in decision-making processes, and solving organizational problems that seemed to be intractable in the past. At the AAMC, he and his team offer programs to improve organizational and leadership performance at medical schools and academic medical centers, address the needs of women and underrepresented minorities at academic medical centers, and link individual professional development to improved organizational performance.
Sponsor: Faculty Health
Contact: Katrina Wright - (713) 794-5292 -