Chapter 21

Business bullies


In today’s world bullying gets a lot of press and is seriously frowned upon, whether as a feature of the playground or the workplace.

We understand bullying in the workplace mainly in the context of the over zealous boss in his management of co-workers. Within a small company this is relatively easy to manage through the encouragement of good cultural values.

Bullying is basically about the abuse of power, the stronger abusing the weaker. A small business is likely to work with larger organisations and managing the power equation is just a fact of life. However, this is an area where small businesses can also find ...

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