What is and isn't workplace bullying
When Rebekah* was accused of bullying, she wasn't surprised.
She had attempted to performance-manage a team member, and it hadn't gone well.
"The process had gotten more strained as time went on.
"The last time I was blocked in the room by him and he wouldn't let me leave. He was yelling. I was petrified.
"He went on stress leave and during that time put in a claim listing 18 points of bullying and harassment."
Performance management is when someone in a supervising or management position gives feedback on a team member's performance, and attempts to support them to improve.
It may be part of a regular process, or could be prompted by a worker not meeting the requirements of their job.
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