Recognize bullying behaviors. Watch for the sure signs of a bully that signify more than a simple misunderstanding or personal disagreement. Workplace bullying might include:

  • Shouting, whether in private, in front of colleagues, or in front of customers
  • Name-calling
  • Belittling or disrespectful comments
  • Excessive monitoring, criticizing, or nitpicking someone’s work
  • Deliberately overloading someone with work
  • Undermining someone’s work by setting them up to fail
  • Purposefully withholding information needed to perform a job efficiently
  • Actively excluding someone from normal workplace/staff room conversations and making someone feel unwelcome