Companies typically seek to hire great talent that will help achieve outstanding results which are geared towards making a positive impact on their bottom line. The problem is that 94% of employees will experience bullying in the work place (monster.com survey) over the course of their career and this results in higher turnover rates. For those who report bullying, conflict or other negative experiences, 23% quit and many do not share why. Sixty percent of people, according to Inc.com, leave their jobs because of a supervisor. The problem is, they simply leave and take their talents elsewhere.
This epidemic creates a talent drain. According to the Society of Professional Human Resources Management it typically takes about 42 days to fill a vacant position and can cost about $4,000. These figures are based on one person leaving a position. The shorter the time period from hire date to leaving presents a financial problem for businesses. It can be a very costly cultural issue. The clock and investment start again and the talent drain continues.
What we found at Eyrie Success is that many hear the word “bullying” and think of the middle school hallways and locker rooms where name calling and mocking were common. However, adult bullying mimics these behaviors but with greater consequences such as loss of job, confidence, and for many, their quality of life due to stress, anxiety, depression and other chronic illnesses. This also impacts time off, sick pay, temporary workers, and insurance. Thirty-six percent of Americans report feeling nervous and anxious due to uncertainty in the work place. (American Psychology Association).
Adult bullying takes on similar behavior patterns that many shrug off as a that’s how it is or that’s how they are mentality. For those who cannot stomach this way of thinking, they pack up their talents and leave. More importantly, those who experience the bullying, either directly or indirectly, have memories and some form of trauma, hindering their ability to perform at high levels where risk, vulnerability, and standing out are necessary for growth and production.
Adult bullying begins with conflict. The Thomas-Kilmann Instrument defines conflict as “any situation in which your needs or desires differ from that of another person”. This means conflict is at the forefront of most conversation. Now, more than ever, there is a need to resolve conflict in a healthy manner as organizations address the needs of a diverse workforce spanning four generations.
The correct mindset is the tool for correcting the problem, creating emotional intelligence, and helping team members discover their strengths. These are all tools needed for creating a high-performing workforce. We, Eyrie Success, are here to help you and your team S.O.A.R. (Solutions, Opportunities, Awareness, and Results).
If you are encountering mindset obstacles that prevent your team from excelling, contact Eyrie Success today. Let us help you define the problem, name it, and then help you develop the right mindset to achieve the best version of your company that's possible. From the Executive Suite to the 1/4 time help and interns - the correct mindset is THE TOOL for correcting the problem.
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