Some workers think that they are being bullied when they are being performance managed at work. Reasonable management action conducted in a reasonable manner does not constitute workplace bullying.
Your manager can make decisions about poor performance, take disciplinary action, and control the way work is carried out
Talking to a trusted person may assist you to make sense of your perception of being bullied.
Karen Gately has written an informative book for managers- The People Manager’s Toolkit, a practical guide to getting the best from people. In Chapter 6- Managing performance, Karen provides information and tips that support managers to approach performance issues by adhering to your local performance management procedures, providing effective feedback and being fair. Karen argues that effective performance management requires three essential elements:
- and accountability.
There is no doubt workplace bullying and or harassment is terrible and harmful. It can be a complex issue with devasting consequences for those who experience it. At Nurse & Midwife Support we are committed to doing all we can to bring an end to it and supporting those who experience it. Reach out if you need support. Your Health Matters.
Mark Aitken RN
Stakeholder Engagement Manager