The Bully-Free Workplace (Hardcover)

Stop Jerks, Weasels, and Snakes from Killing Your Organization

By Gary Namie, Ruth F. Namie

Wiley, 9780470942208, 190pp.

Publication Date: May 24, 2011

List Price: 24.95*
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At long last a guidebook for employers that discusses workplace bullying from America's unrivaled leaders and creators of the workplace bullying consulting institute. Managers will learn how and why to stop bullying; prepare executives to lead the campaign and to resist undermining efforts of subordinates; and create a new, positive role for human resources. Outlining the required steps, The Bullying-Free Workplace includes information on how to create a preventive policy that brings consequences, like never before, when violated. The authors discourage half-hearted, short-term fixes that are prevalent today, and present their signature Blueprint methodology to successfully protect employee health and eradicate the psychological violence from organizations.

About the Author

Gary Namie, PhD, is the senior consultant at Work Doctor Inc., a firm established in 1985 and now specializing in workplace bullying. He is a "recovering academic" with extensive experience in teaching university graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology and management. He was also a corporate manager for two regional hospital systems and served as the expert witness in the nation's first "bullying" trial in Indiana, a verdict upheld by the state supreme court in 2008. Ruth F. Namie, PhD, is a founding consultant for Work Doctor Inc. and was training director for Sheraton Hotels before her clinical training led to helping chemically dependent individuals and families. Ruth's personal experience was the impetus for the workplace bullying movement in the United States. She has since become an expert on the devastating effects of bullying on targeted workers. Her humanizing contributions to the Namie Blueprint are what distinguish it from traditional business solutions to violence problems at work.