The value of assessing the incidence of bulling is (1) to know whether or not there is a problem, (2) to establish an internal baseline before a policy to prevent and correct bullying is implemented, and (3) to compare the organizations rate with the national statistics.
In 2010 the Workplace Bullying Institute conducted a national scientific survey of prevalence of bullying in the U.S. finding that 35% of adult Americans had experienced it.
The anonymous survey for employers includes a measure of the employees' experience identical to the 2010 national survey as well as some standard measures of workplace climate. The survey is part of the Blueprint to Prevent and Correct Workplace Bullying, a proprietary service of Work Doctor® for which a fee is normally charged.
"It's the first step that leaders who care for their employees, and their bottom line, can take," says Gary Namie, PhD, Senior Consultant at Work Doctor. "Problem solving can then be based on the data."
Work Doctor® principals are authors of The Bully-Free Workplace (Wiley, 2011).
Work Doctor® originated the specialty consulting field of workplace bullying in 1997 (Bloomberg Business Week). The founders' professional background, consulting experience and unwavering focus on Workplace Bullying give them an unrivaled, comprehensive perspective of the phenomenon which they introduced to the U.S.