It has been estimated that 19 million working days in the UK alone are lost due to workplace bullying. This comes at a cost of two billion pounds – every year! So what do we think is bullying behaviour and how can we recognise and deal with it?
From verbal to physical abuse anyone can be at risk from bullying behaviours and many of us can even slip into disrespectful behaviour towards others and even believe it is justified. This interactive performance explores what effect repeated negative behaviour can have on individuals, work colleagues and other staff of all grades. Through the presentation of several scenarios depicting a variety of unacceptable behaviours the actors show the often devastating consequences of workplace bullying.
Preconceptions are that often bullying behaviours happen between people in senior and subordinate posts. This performance challenges these preconceptions and shows that bullying behaviours can occur between anyone. It also explores what we can do about bullying and how we can adapt our own behaviour to manage it. The performance scrutinises different forms of bullying. Ridicule, unfairness, direct verbal assault, excessive criticism and neglect are just some of the behaviours the characters examine through four different scenarios and the performance can be developed to meet the individual needs of your organisation.
Bullying in the Workplace helps the audience to understand what constitutes workplace bullying and what impact it can have. By the end of the performance the actors will have shown the importance of workplace civility, what are considered bullying behaviours and what effect these behaviours have on other staff.