chapter  9
11 Pages

Moving Beyond Awareness and Tolerance: Recommendations and Implications for Workplace Bullying in Higher Education

As Keashly and Neuman (Chapter 1) note, “bullying appears to be an unfortunately familiar aspect of academic settings,” and its victims and perpetrators can fall anywhere on the institutional scale, including tenure, tenure-track, and nontenure-track faculty, administrators, and staff. The effects of workplace bullying have an equally broad impact, according to Taylor, including reducing organizational learning and creativity; imperiling fi nancial effi ciency; reducing productivity; creating an “unhealthy and revolving workforce”; and acting, in extreme and rare cases, as a precursor toward workplace violence. To limit liability, improve organizational effectiveness and effi ciency, and foster employee well being, higher education leaders must understand the causes, impacts, and possible solutions to workplace bullying.