Bullying…or is it?

Often the person who is accused of bullying is shocked and offended by the accusation. They may claim that they were just doing their job, or treating the accuser the same as everyone else, or even that they have not changed their approach in decades and wonder why it is suddenly a problem. We may feel that the accuser is just overly sensitive. Or we may wonder why no one else spoke up if this has been going on for years. In B.C., where bullying can be compensable through Worker’s Compensation, the vast majority of claims are denied. After an investigation it is likely that the accused feels persecuted and the accuser feels let down by the system. What if you could intervene upstream and prevent some of these claims from happening? This session explores a new approach to awareness about the impact we may have on others, the assumptions we may make, and an approach to intervening effectively.