Almost everyone has experienced bullying in their life, starting from preschool or kindergarten to the workplace. Whether you were or are a victim of bullying or have seen someone getting bullied, bullying is everywhere, unfortunately.
Many may think that once individuals become adults that bullies will stop, that is not so and certainly no so in the workplace.
Having bullies in the workplace has horrible effects in the workplace. There are many effects caused by workplace bullying, some of the effects are listed as follows:
1. Low Level of Employee Creativity
Many employees that are being bullied in the workplace may become more hesitant to become more creative within their prospective workplaces. These employees may think to themselves that if they do not try anything new and creative they won’t be recognized around the office and can hopefully stay hidden, away from harassment.
2. Holding Grudges
Many employees that are bullied in the workplace may hold grudges against their bully and may hold grudges or for that fact may hold even bigger grudges against co-workers and management for not helping with the situation that they are dealing with.
3. Higher Level of Employee Turnover
Employee retention may become a big problem if bullies in the workplace are not dealt with swiftly and effectively. More and more employees may be less likely to work in a place that possesses bullies.
An interesting take on the saying, Rome wasn’t built in a day, (a saying that I personally hate).
A response to anyone that states this saying is that, You’re correct, Rome was built with just one thought. This response can be expanded and utilize in many other aspects in life and in business.
Rome was Built with Just One Thought
Rome was built with just one thought. I do not understand why many do not use this saying and do not understand its core meaning.
The saying that Rome was built with just one thought, directs the attention of the foundation of Rome. Much like many other aspects in this world, many things were created directly from their foundation while brainstorming, writing a business plan, etc.. Henry Ford stated that he wanted to build a car that could be affordable for the masses. Now were the cars built after a long period of time or after Henry Ford made that remark?
Yes, I do understand that Rome or Ford took many years to fully develop and much resources went into research and development, but when can you say Rome, or Ford for that matter, completed their development and finished? Was Rome built when they conquered many lands or when someone laid the first stone on the ground for the name of Rome?
The Relation to Morale and Motivation in the Workplace
The saying that Rome wasn’t built in a day, gets said quite frequently in the workplace, especially when their are employees or managers that are procrastinating and will respond with this saying when told that their rate of production is not fast. Procrastinating employees and/or managers will lower the morale and motivation of the rest of the employees in the workplace, because key aspects of the work is not being completed in a timely manner and that the rest of the hard working employees may have to pick up more work due to the slow employees and management.