Intimidating behavior in the workplace
His frustration may have been understandable, but his behavior crossed a line.
He shouted at Hannah in front of her team members, his language was wholly inappropriate, and at one point he even suggested that he regretted not giving the project to one of her colleagues.
Rude behavior can be a way of displaying power, trying to get your own way, or provoking a reaction.
It can also be a response to stress, pressure, frustration, or some other form of unhappiness.
Bullying or harassment may be by an individual against an individual (perhaps by someone in a position of authority such as a manager or supervisor) or involve groups of people. Whatever form it takes, it is unwarranted and unwelcome to the individual.
Examples of bullying/harassing behaviour include: Bullying and harassment are not necessarily face to face.
Harassment, in general terms is unwanted conduct affecting the dignity of men and women in the workplace.
It may be related to age, sex, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, nationality or any personal characteristic of the individual, and may be persistent or an isolated incident.
If this does not work and they’re still being harassed, they can take legal action at an employment tribunal.
Feelings of anger and frustration at being unable to cope may be triggered. Almost always job performance is affected and relations in the workplace suffer. Alternatively, hard copies are available to order from our Publications site.
Hannah sat at her desk, shaking with anger and feeling totally humiliated.
Rudeness can be a way to display power within a team or organizational relationship, to try to get your own way on something, or simply to provoke a reaction.
It can also be a response to stress, pressure or frustration.