MOBBING IN EMPLOYEE INTERRELATIONSHIPS: CAN IT BE AVOIDED?
DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
The concept of mobbing in employee interrelationships is discussed, drawing a parallel with other phenomena of destructive relationships in organizations. The stereotypical course of the mobbing process, acts, causes, and consequences are presented. The participant roles in mobbing are thoroughly discussed with a focus on the analysis of the victim’s and the aggressor’s characteristics. Emphasis is placed on prevention and intervention measures. The seminar will end with a discussion, the listeners will have an opportunity to discuss their concerns.
ANTI-MOBBING: HOW TO RECOGNISE TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS AND CREATE A CONSTRUCTIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT?
DURATION: 2 HOURS
Fifty thousand euros – this is what The European Parliament was forced to pay to an employee who experienced mobbing and was dismissed. The practice of awarding damages against the employer, which is common in the West, has already been applied in Lithuania too. However, many managers have no idea that they have long been involved in the fights between their subordinates, which are fought according to the rules of guerrilla and terrorist warfare, where the perpetrators and the actual victims often switch places. Some European Union countries count losses in these fights in tens of billions of euros. That is the cost of stress, diseases, lost working hours, mistakes, malicious damaging, reduced productivity, various benefits, etc. Recognizing mobbing and other toxic relationships between employees is the first step in tackling a costly problem; thus, it is more cost-effective to avoid typical management mistakes. The seminar will end with a discussion, and the listeners will also have an opportunity to discuss their concerns both in public and individually.
The seminar participants are introduced to the basic principles of identifying mobbing in employee interrelationships. The stereotypical course of the mobbing process is presented while detailing each stage and supporting it by the examples of mobbing that takes/took place in Lithuanian organizations. The acts of co-workers’ attacks aimed at crushing a colleague are discussed. The participant roles in mobbing are thoroughly discussed with a focus on the analysis of the victim’s and the aggressor’s characteristics.