In Business is not OK
Our client @Melinda Walker from is on a mission to stop Bullying.
You would think that we could all act like “mature grown-ups”, whatever that might be . . .
– who knows?
But it seems that in business as in the school yard, mature and otherwise sane people resort to bullying to get their way or to get what they want.
Mechanics have a saying that “if it doesn’t fit, get a bigger hammer!” to force it in.
And I think that this is what some people do in life. They just go for the bigger hammer.
If they are not getting their way in life, they just go for a bigger hammer to bludgeon their way to what they want.
If you’re disappointed with yourself or frustrated with your partner, the answer is not to take it out on the world around you.
Retribution, whether it’s focused on yourself or others, brings zero value into your life.
The way beyond the pain from the past is not with vengeance, mockery, bullying or retaliation, but with present love.
~ Suman Rai
Everyone’s idea of Bullying In Business is probably a bit different. However, it most likely includes:
- use of a loud or raised voice
- use of profanity, F-words, C-words
- use of threats that imply physical violence or intimidation
- or in more extreme cases, use of actual physical violence or intimidation
- use of threats of unsubstantiated or ambit legal action
- and in more extreme cases, actual use of unsubstantiated or ambit legal action
- taking steps to proactively sabotage a business
We will not tolerate this behaviour or be intimidated by it.
And neither should you.
Stress from whatever quarter is not justification for this type of behaviour.
From the mouths of babes, (talking about a school friend who was not being very nice to her) . . .
“So Mummy, I have taken her out of my close inner circle of friends and I have moved her into my outer circle of friends.
I also walked away from her and went and found nicer girls to play with.
You know what Mummy, I don’t even really care if she doesn’t like me cause there are lots of other nice girls I can play with and if she was really my friend she wouldn’t be mean to me, would she Mummy?”
~ Chloe –
Whether you are the bully or the bull-ee, (the one getting bullied), there is help available.
It is up to all of us to change the norms around bullying.
Adults need to make sure they are positive role models for kids. This has the dual effect of:
- reducing bullying now, and
- minimising the chance for bullying to happen in the next generation
Please connect with Melinda at her website –
. . . or on her facebook page –
Well, that is quite simple really!
What should you do now?
- If you are experiencing bullying, get help.
- If you are the bully, get help.
- Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
Don’t let others put you down.
When someone else feels the need to say something negative to you, it’s their problem, not yours; just keep on living.
~ Nishan Panwar
Remember – Bullying in Business is not OK