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The success of an organization may be dependent on limiting the potential for deviant behavior, and if necessary, reacting to deviant behavior in a positive way. Focusing on the successful management of deviant behavior in the workplace and the role of the organization in creating conditions for this behavior is a crucial topic of study for those interested in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. Managing Organizational Deviance goes beyond questions of control to also consider ethical dimensions of conduct. As a result, it teaches students who will go on to inhabit organizations to become familiar with the ethical implications of deviant and dysfunctional behavior in addition to managing this behavior in an effective way.
Chapter 8: Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
Bullying has always been part of the human condition. History is rife with references to abuse of power and unnecessary or excessive force. The classic bully story is of Joseph and his brothers, a tale of envy and hostility. Joseph, his father's favorite, was thrown into a pit and left alone by his older brothers. When they returned repentant to retrieve him later, he was gone and presumed dead. In fact, he had been “rescued” by Egyptian slavers.
This crude display was refined over the centuries. However, the refinement of bullying to include various forms of legally defined social harassment is a relatively recent phenomenon, dating back to the U.S. Civil Rights Act of ...