There are various forms of repercussions that can be felt if one has fallen victim to work-related bullying.
– Repercussions for their work environment, family and social life.
– Repercussions that may trigger psychological disorders or lead to psychosomatic symptoms of autoimmune diseases.
Repercussions for the victim’s work environment
- Unwillingness to go to work
- Low appreciation of the results of their work
- Lack of/ exclusion from participation in working groups
- Misjudgment and misinterpretation of situations within the work environment, e.g. believing that everyone is against them
- Counter-productive results
Repercussions for the victim’s family environment
- Displacement of work-related pressures and irritations into the family
- Friction and tensions with other family members and frequent emotional outbursts
- Bad mood resulting inadequate mental and physical rest and relaxation which, in turn, leads to greater strain
Repercussions for the victim’s social environment
- Tendency to steering any kind of conversation to work-related problems
- Non-attendance to social functions due to bad mood
- Social isolation as friends and acquaintances tend to avoid a person who is constantly complaining about his / her work environment. They do not want to hear the same things over and over again.On the contrary, they would rather spend their leisure time in a pleasant and productive way.
Repercussions for the victim’s finances
Continued negative productivity due to isolation in the work environment combined with an ongoing exposure to bullying/mobbing may well lead to job loss, either because the company will eventually dismiss the victim or because the victim will be forced to resign.
Repercussions for the victim’s health
- Depression, one of the most common consequences of work-related bullying, can be detrimental to one’s health and their social circle.
- Autoimmune diseases can be triggered by excessive pressure and daily exposure to bullying.
- Lack of self-confidence and self-respect will have a detrimental effect on the person’s professional and personal life.
All in all, failure to deal with workplace bullying and intimidation is a personal matter.
Each person has the potential to face up to bullying if they know the strategies and methodology required to tackle the problem. Workplace bullying can be defeated!
Workplace bullying is toxic.
If we allow it to go on, it will eventually destroy us as well as everything and everyone we care for.