In the last couple of decades, the amount of workers who admit that they have been the victim of a bully at work has been steadily growing more and more.
By 2011, 50% of the people surveyed admitted to being subjected to rude behavior at a minimum of once every week which is an unprecedented increase of 25% since 1998.
A lot of the folks that we have talked to have admitted that being relentlessly intimidated at work causes them to suffer with various health problems like anxiety and depression.
If you are experiencing these intimidating behaviors where you work, then we would encourage you to seek help right away.
A lot of people these days are being overrun by more and more responsibilities where they work and they might not realize that they are actually using intimidating behavior on other co workers.
Unfortunately, the people that use intimidation and bullying tactics in the workplace usually get away with the abuse.
Your boss may be bullying you if he intentionally assigns you tasks that he knows you are unqualified to complete and constantly finds fault with your work.
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.
A manager might also draft company rules against workplace intimidation, although these are not likely to be effective against subtle forms of intimidation.
Workplace intimidation always decreases productivity by lowering morale and increasing internal frictions within the company.
The workplace bully, even if he is the owner, is not acting in the best interests of the company by bullying you.