Bullying at work is a serious problem that harms individuals and organisations.
Bullying is difficult to detect and manage in ordinary times, and now that so many are working remotely, it could be happening unnoticed and unchecked.
On top of that the sudden switch to remote working and all the changes that has created conditions where bullying and harassment can thrive. It’s also made misunderstandings between managers and staff more likely because we’re relying on communication channels we might be less skilled at using effectively. This could cause situations where people feel bullied when that was not the manager’s intention. Or situations where managers put off tackling poor performance because they are afraid it will be seen as bullying, or where they lack the skills and confidence to manage.