Mobbing is a destructive social process in which individuals, groups, or organizations target a person for ridicule, humiliation, and removal from the workplace. It can lead to deteriorating physical and mental health, workplace violence, and even suicide. Studies indicate that as many as 37% of American workers have experienced workplace abuse at some time in their workinMobbing is a destructive social process in which individuals, groups, or organizations target a person for ridicule, humiliation, and removal from the workplace. It can lead to deteriorating physical and mental health, workplace violence, and even suicide. Studies indicate that as many as 37% of American workers have experienced workplace abuse at some time in their working lives. Overcoming Mobbing is an informative, comprehensive guidebook written for the victims of mobbing and their families who often can't make sense of the experience or mobilize resources for recovery. In an engaging, reader-friendly style, the book distinguishes mobbing from bullying in that it takes place within organizational or institutional settings and involves organizational dynamics. Mobbing is not about the occasional negative experience at work; it is ongoing negative acts, both overt and covert, over time, that erode workers' confidence in themselves and in their workplaces and that no amount of sophistication or maturity can make sense of. Duffy and Sperry, leading authorities on this special type of aggression, provide effective strategies for recovery from mobbing as well as for prevention, and they demystify the experience through the use of case vignettes. More than a simple self-help book, this volume brings the concept and terminology relating to mobbing into the public vocabulary by virtue of its strong foundation in psychological and organizational research. It offers a detailed presentation of the causes and consequences of mobbing, helps readers avoid falling into the trap of misplacing blame, and holds organizations at the center of responsibility for preventing the abuse. In addition to those who have experienced mobbing themselves, this book is an invaluable resource for workplace managers and human resources personnel who wish to prevent or reverse mobbing within their own professional settings....
|Title||:||Overcoming Mobbing: A Recovery Guide for Workplace Aggression and Bullying|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
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Overcoming Mobbing: A Recovery Guide for Workplace Aggression and Bullying Reviews
3.5 The book opens your eyes to the differences between bullying and mobbing. The authors never say anyone could be the victim of both, which I believe you can be.
As an employment lawyer, I know that the concept of mobbing has been strangely absent from the literature of the law. That is about to change and this book, written for the broader public, is going to contribute to its recognition.I have known co-author Dr.Maureen Duffy for many years. She was one of the first to recognize and document this aspect of workplace conduct. She has been passionate about the horrendous effect mobbing, as opposed to mere bullying can have on employees and organizations. When that behavior is sponsored or condoned by supervisors and/or management, that kind of behavior is well soon start to become the successful subject of employee litigation.To my fellow members on both sides of the labor and employment bar, I urge you to read this work. It will guide you in your representation of your clients who have either been mobbed or are tolerating it. Good employment practices will eliminate these malignant conditions in time. Until then, get ready for the next wave. It is rolling in.
As the book warns in the beginning, this was a very painful book for me to read. I, indeed, had to put it down a few times and big silent tears came to my eyes. As a victim, it entails the emotional trauma I experienced and lays out the almost diabolical steps involved. Most importantly to me, it lays out the steps needed to overcome and address it.If you suspect that this has happened to you or a loved one. Please read this. This type of abuse does not only affect the victim or the victim's workplace. You can help.
The book repeated the same information over and over, basically just saying what mobbing was. It didn't really offer any relevant information on what to do if you've been mobbed or anything else besides describe what mobbing is. I would have gotten a refund from Amazon if too long hadn't gone by in order for me to still be able to get a refund for this waste of time. The last 25% of the e-book is just footnotes. I completely regret purchasing this book.
The shift from individualized approaches to workplace abuse is picking up steam; more articles and books are appearing that point away from "bad apples" and towards groups within dysfunctional organizations. I write about mobbing and counsel mobbing targets. I have also experienced workplace mobbing. It is a unique horror, well understood but not yet widely understood. This book is highly articulate and does a terrific job of describing the organizational dynamics of mobbing and why it has such a disproportionate effect on the emotional and physical well being of targets. I would note this book also reveals intelligence on the subject of the healthy and unhealthy workplace. I loved their schema: "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". There are still a relatively small number of books on the topic of workplace mobbing. This is one that should be on the "must read" list.
This book clarified the culture of the early-middle years of my current career. Mobbing requires an institutional mentality that bullying lacks; that definition is just the beginning of this well written, well organized, valuable resource for workers AND managers. It Includes ways to evaluate your current work culture, and strategies to help those who are being mobbed. I wish I had found this title five years ago!
This happened to me, and this book went a good way into clarifying what I was experiencing in the workplace, and how groups of seemingly good people organise to 'mob' their victim and 'eliminate' them form the workplace. Recommend to any HR professional or person going through control, bullying, sexist or racist issues in the workplace
Office bullies can make life hell. However, by taking specific steps, they can be defeated. For every organization it is important establish support channels where victims of bullying can ask for help. Otherwise, workplace mobbing can destroy careers and lives of employees.