International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Organisational Influences and bystanders SIG

Convenor: Susan Johnson                                                                                       Co-convenor: Lynn Lansbury

Discuss the role of situational and contextual factors in bullying and harassment in the workplace. These factors may include, but are not limited to, organizational antecedents such as the nature of work, the organizational culture or climate, and leadership. We recognize that such organization-level antecedents may interact with other group or individual-level factors in influencing bullying and harassment. We hope that this SIG will help us gain a deeper understanding of what organizations can do to minimize bullying in the workplace.

Bystanders to workplace bullying (mobbing) are people present at an event who are neither the target nor the bully. They are in a good position to intervene but often they do not. There are many roles a bystander can take, all of which influence the bullying process. The Bystander Special Interest Group (SIG) is a forum for interested practitioners and academics to explore bystanders through examination and knowledge sharing. Together we can support and motivate each other to achieve a greater understanding of positive bystander roles and how these can contribute to anti-bullying strategies.

Our SIG has its own discussion forum. You are invited to start up or join in discussions. Check out the forum site.


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