In 2008, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled in favor of a hospital employee who sued a surgeon for emotional distress and assault based on his treatment of the person at work. The ruling drew national attention as an acknowledgment by the courts of workplace bullying both as a phenomenon and as legal terminology.
“It’s a fine line sometimes and it can be on the edge of harassment” Dave explained. One key is to be aware and know that it’s not uncommon in the workplace. As a coach, Dave still believes that people want to manage their workplace behavior better and in turn improve their results. His experience in performance coaching has exposed him to different forms of bullying, including an employee bullying their boss. Employers need to be aware because it’s costing them money. Some of the key factors are low company morale, more sick days, higher turnover, and increased workman’s compensation claims.
Dave suggests getting a moderator such as a business coach to assess the situation and discuss workplace problems with employees and employers. He does provide this service and information which can be found on his website at www.goransonconsulting.com .
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David Goranson founded Goranson Consulting, Inc. in 2003, based on his desire to help clients create Employee Performance Solutions to ensure ongoing success in today’s workplace. Dave’s focus is on the most important part of any organization, its people.
He works with businesses ranging from four to 3000 employees in one-on-one, small group or seminar settings. Dave has consulted with more than 100 companies, assessing and analyzing over 2,000 individuals.