The Effects Of Abusive Behavior On The Workplace

927 Words Apr 11th, 2016 4 Pages
In today’s world, different kinds of people have the opportunity to work together. This creates a diverse setting in the workplace. Everyone has distinctive skills and positions in the job which helps to expand the efficiency of the company. With diversity, abuse is probable. Coworkers may belittle other coworkers on skills or identity. Managers can take out their anger on the weakest employee in the office. If the company is to succeed, then the employees are to have diplomatic relationships with one another. The abuse may go so far that one may press legal charges against the abuser. This hurts not only the employees but also the image of the company. If a company is to work at peak performance, then methods are needed to prevent such behavior. Abusive behavior should not be how Christians treat others. Abusive behavior should be identified and handled to protect the employee and the company.
To identify the abuser, one must know the different types of abusive behavior. Abuse can be between a coworker with a higher position and a coworker with a lower position. The bully abuses his power and belittles those with less skills or lower positions. This can lead to lower self-esteem and lower work efficiency. Abusive behavior between coworkers “forms negative interactions at work and reduced employee performance, job satisfaction and organizational citizenship behaviors” (Kisamore, Jawahar and Liquori). Another type of abusive behavior is targeting the gender and ethnicity of…
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