Workplace bullies too damaging to ignore (Guest commentary)

Leaders who don't deal with bullies send a message that the behariour is acceptable
By Jackey Backman
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/09/2007

Ever wonder what happens to schoolyard bullies? The grow up and go to work. And, unfortunately, odds are some of them are toiling away in your organization.

All too often I see first hand the dysfunction that bullies cause in the corporate world and it leaves me shaking my head in disbelief that companies allow their “best resource” to behave in a manner that is so unproductive.

It doesn’t have to be this way. There are highly effective ways to deal with bullies at the office. To borrow a phrase from the