Montenegrin Journal of Economics

Bullying And Efficiency

Slavica Tomic

2008, vol. 4, no. 8, p. 103-107

Bullying, a specific form of behavior at workplace is characterized by a systematic psychological terror and abuse, verbal and non-verbal, hostile, and non-ethical communication one or more coworkers with their colleagues. Bullying includes giving humiliating jobs to the staff, slandering, constant control and critics by management and colleagues, exposing to a stress of various psychic and psychosomatic disturbances (they cannot get sick leave, and they are sexually disturbed), attacks to religious and national minority affiliation. Negative influence of bullying is double. On the one side, it causes mental, psychosomatic and social sufferings of victims. On the other side, the employed lose motives to work, productivity and efficiency decrease. Bullying is a very difficult problem in organizations in Serbia and the loss of job is the first fear in the list of all fears, therefore the employed are often too afraid to inform on disturbing them.

suggested citation:

Slavica Tomic. "Bullying And Efficiency." Montenegrin Journal of Economics. vol. 4, no. 8, 2008, p. 103-107

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