Importance of Workplace Bullying to Vocational Psychology

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The importance of workplace bullying to vocational psychology In a perfect market place, the labor force would function at the highest standards of operational efficiency, with increased performance and with high levels of return and organizational profitability. In practice however, the performances of the staff members are linked to a wide array of features, generically including factors which motivate the employees, as well as factors which demotivate them. At the level of the motivational factors, these would include adequate compensation, opportunities for career development, but also the ability to better combine the professional responsibilities with those of the personal life. In terms of the demotivational forces, these could include inadequate and unsafe/ unsanitary working conditions, poor compensation or long hours of labor. Aside from the demotivational factors previously mentioned, workplace bullying should also be noted as a force negatively impacting the climate and performances in the workplace. Mary Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Cotter, Steve Bernfelf, Laura Carter, Ashley Kies and Nadya Fouad (2001) commence their discussion of workplace bullying by revealing some of the more notable definitions of the concept, as these are featured within the specialized literature. The authors as such conduct research on several sources of information and reveal several definition components of workplace bullying. They also point out to the differences in the
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