Top 15 Books on Workplace Bullying

Posted on: June 28th, 2018

Regardless of how bullying is manifested- either verbal assaults or strategic moves to render the target unproductive and unsuccessful- It is the aggressors desire to control the target that motivates the action.

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In the recent past years, workplace bullying has been the most common widespread problem that is being faced all over the world. Workplace bullying is an offensive misconduct of the victim, for instance intimidating, humiliating and threatening the victim. Victims try to repress the emotional sufferings within themselves and perceive the issue as a form of embarrassment.

Overall, all these definitions of workplace bullying summarizes bullying as a mental agony, yet very few victims seek spiritual therapy. Victims try to repress the emotional sufferings within themselves and perceive the issue as a form of embarrassment.

People seek for plenty of advices from coworkers and family on how to handle the situation and make it stop. Whether it is intentional or unintentional, people receive advices that are impractical and can make the situation even worse. Workplace bullying is the most unethical thing when you are working in a professional environment, where things are kept pretty professional.

Here are top 15 books that could help you deal with workplace bullying;

  • The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job

The author Gary Namie is trying to tell the irreplaceable harm that is caused by bullies which made him write about it and became the founder of Campaign against Workplace Bullying. How bullies behavior causes other people suffer shame, fear and humiliation, which can affect other people’s life and job performance. However, the concept of bullying is ultimately a crime but the book would be very interesting for the readers to fight back with the situations and develop better interpersonal skills.

  •  Mobbing: Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace

The authors, Dr. Noa Davenport, Ruth Distler Schwartz, and Gail Pursell Elliott have written this book for every manager and employee. This book deals with the most over rated word “Mobbing”, which has now became a new household word in Europe.

Every committed, capable and hardworking employee suffer emotional distress at their workplace and experience bullying. Some left the jobs they use to love and mostly forcefully dropped out by the mean coworkers. Mobbing also affects the physical and mental health of the workers, management and organization.

  •  Bullying At Work: How to Confront and Overcome It

This book is complete exploration of how you get bullied at work and how to overcome stress by offering solutions. Andrea Adams created the atmosphere with her words that how destructive forces can influence anyone’s life. By the psychological influences of bullying at work, this book looks forward to the deeper understanding of any organization and how things can go badly wrong. It gives a peace of mind and prosperity at workplace.

  •    Beating the Workplace Bully: A Tactical Guide to Taking Charge

Bullies have no limits. They are found in every organizations these days. They can ruin your workplace environment and can make it hard for you to survive. The writer Lynne Curry tells in this book that how to beat the workplace bully and fight back.

  • Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: Developments in Theory, Research, and Practice, Second Edition

This book is a reflection of mature discipline. Author is talking about the much needed update on the harassment that is happening these days in the workplace. This book is an up-to-date research-based resource on key features of workplace bullying and its remediation.

  • Bully in Sight: How to predict, resist, challenge and combat workplace bullying – Overcoming the silence and denial by which abuse thrives

Bully in Sight – How to predict, resist, challenge and combat workplace bullying. Overcoming the silence and denial by which abuse thrives. By Tim Field with a foreword by Diana Lamplugh OBE.

  •  Free Yourself from Workplace Bullying: Become Bully-Proof and Regain Control of Your Life

In this book Aryanne Oade says workplace bullying can sometimes be very toxic. It can affect your self-confidence, self-esteem and capability to perform. But for this you don’t need to take any action. Try to understand how to prevent yourself from bullying and learn how to defend. She also elaborated how to regain self-confidence and self-esteem due to workplace bullying.

  • Survive Bullying at Work: How to Stand Up for Yourself and Take Control (Steps to Success)

Lorenza Clifford talks about that bullying is such a serious problem at work. The demoralizing factor in anyone is bullying because it brings your moral down and there is no way to escape. You need to understand why bullies behave this way and why you should stand up for yourself. Survive bullying gives you the information that how to deal with the bullying situations and how to move on with it.

  • Bully Blocking at Work: A Self-Help Guide for Employees and Managers

No one wants to be humiliated and abused when they go to work. The daily loss of work productivity is due to workplace bullying. The writers want the people to understand how to get rid of bullies and how to stop them from crossing their limits. It reveals the evil nature of workplace bullying

  •  The Complete Guide to Understanding, Controlling, and Stopping Bullies & Bullying at Work: A Complete Guide for Managers, Supervisors, and Co-Workers

Margaret R Kohut tells us that about more than two million workers in the U.S are the victims of workplace bullying which leads to loss of work productivity. It is believed that bullying occurs only in school and colleges, but the reality is the biggest target of bullying is the workplace.

  • Dignity at Work: Eliminate Bullying and Create and a Positive Working Environment 

Pauline Rennie Peyton has taken the initiative to talk about the dignity and self-esteem of the victim of workplace bullying. Because of bullying organizations reputation also gets affected. This book provides the effective guidelines to combat bullying.

  • Bullying and Emotional Abuse in the Workplace: International Perspectives in Research and Practice

From the last few decades harassment and emotional abuse at work has been the talk in the town. Harassment can be based on sex or race and non-physical nature.  This book states the consequences of bullying, its causes investigate the effectiveness of the problem. New suggestions are required to further progress in the venture.

  • Workplace Bullying: How to Survive and Thrive with a Bully Boss

There are many bosses who bullies their employees and you feel exhausted and helpless all the time. There is a solution to this problem provided in the form of this book. You can gain back your self-esteem and dignity. Working for a bully boss who make their employees life miserable and stressful. This book is a guide that will help you recover despicable bully boss.

  • Back Off! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying @ Work 

If you are looking for actual workplace bullying advice then this is the book for you.this book will alarm you and provide you the information to successfully navigate your way through bullying. BACK OFF! Provides case studies that will help you make the change in workplace bullying.

  •  Surviving Bullies, Queen Bees & Psychopaths in the Workplace

This book is the bestselling guide to the problems of workplace bullying. This book helps the employees analyze and understand the problem, evaluate and then perform constructive actions. It is the duty of the employees to maintain their records to protect their rights. The author himself is a judge, attorney and expert in workplace bullying.

Moreover, organization should try to keep their responsibility by giving the employees a safe environment. Due to the workplace bullying, human resources department try to bring up new policies and procedures to reduce this and investigate the situations to achieve better environmental goals.


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