By Krishnan Banagaruswamy, Senior Director – HR, Omega Healthcare Management Services Pvt. Ltd.
'Anush, what makes you think that the idea you just blurted out is any good?' Asked Michael (Head of Sales) glaringly, right in front of his entire team.
'I think you are better off not speaking for the rest of the meet' he further added in an aggressive tone. This was a normal treatment for Anush and few other selected members in Michael's team.
Like any other employee, Anush too tried his best to impress the sales head initially by presenting a different sales strategy but was ignored by the decision makers as Michaels' contributions and stronghold side-lined his efforts.
While there seems to be a 'fine line' between bullying and a strong management, this sort of unacceptable behaviour is a real example of workplace bullying.
Not having much knowledge about what is happening to them, victims like Anush ultimately chose to move out of the organization.