Armed with results from nearly 500 Workplace Bullying surveys, members presented a large report card, rating the County on key bullying activities during a Ventura County Supervisors meeting on Sept. 27, 2011.
Some of the most compelling survey findings are:
- 60% of respondents have been bullied
- 69% have witnessed bullying
- Over 40% have been yelled at
- Over 40% have been retaliated against
>>Download and share the Bullying in the Workplace Report
Members also shared personal experiences working under bullying managers and supervisors.
“Everything he did was designed to make our department less efficient and less effective. Every day was like walking onto a battlefield,” said Emmett Faulconer, Supervisor of a Biomedical Department.
It should be noted that this Workplace Bullying campaign is on the cutting edge. Much of the recent focus has been on teen bullying in middle and high schools. But just as the Ventura Grand Jury observed, there is a lot of work to do in County governments to create a bully-free workplace.
This campaign intends to push the envelope and increase awareness of workplace bullying as the Board is urged to adopt these new policies.
Does your workplace need an anti-bullying policy to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your workplace? Let us know.
Some scenes from the Board of Supervisors Meeting event.