Identifying and Recognizing Bullying
If you feel that you or one of your colleagues is being bullied, there are various ways to recognize bullying behavior in the workplace. Victims often show signaling behavior, which can be innocent behaviors indicating stress, such as mistakes, absent-mindedness, or nervousness. However, stress due to bullying can lead to frequent illness, stomach problems, or self-harm. The victim may also try to avoid social contact with colleagues, displaying behaviors like having lunch alone, extended bathroom breaks, or leaving quickly after work. The bully often lacks guilt because, in their eyes, the victim deserves it. If you see colleagues having conflicts without seeking reconciliation afterward, there is a chance of bullying. Bullying is not only expressed in verbal abuse but also in actions. Colleagues may deliberately withhold information, exclude others, or spread rumors. Download logfile. more on that topic.