Few things are more demoralizing for someone with drive than a manager who intentionally stifles their potential, says Brian de Haaff, CEO of Aha! But unfortunately, there are so many bosses who do this every day. "But the skills required to get a career going are very different than the ones that are needed to be a great leader.
management is just the next rung on the ladder," writes de Haaff.
Intimidation can cause a person to feel insecure, and it can cause a person with low self-esteem to feel like they are worthless or failed very badly in some way.
In January, I wrote about feeling intimidated by my siblings.
One of the most effective ways for a manager to prevent workplace bullying is to respect his own subordinates, thereby promoting a company culture of mutual respect.
He should raise the issue with employees in a general manner even if he knows of no instances of it, and encourage team members to speak out if they become a victim of it or observe it happening.
The transition is not easy and can create self-doubt.
Such behavior is destructive to the victim and the company.
Your tormentors may even accuse you of bullying them if you stand up to them.
Workplace intimidation always decreases productivity by lowering morale and increasing internal frictions within the company.
I plan to continue to write about self-esteem and related issues.
A person with low self-esteem can easily feel intimidated by what some people say or do.