What does this – concept of dignity violation have to do with bullying? Everything. Dignity violations are what bullying is. Bullies violate your dignity. That’s why it hurts so much. The good news is that no one can take away your dignity.
When it comes to dealing with bullying in the workplace – or anywhere really – there is the ideal of what should happen. And then the reality of what actually happens.
Ignore them and they will go away – doesn’t work. It’s incredibly bad advice to give to a kid. Please stop. What should you tell them instead? I’m glad you asked.
Stopping bullying can be done. What doesn’t work, is just hoping it will stop. Wishful thinking, is nice. But it doesn’t make bullying stop. What does? Ahh – that’s the million dollar question.