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Bullying in the Workplace with Dr Adam Harrison
Episode 5824th November 2020 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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Bullying doesn’t just happen in the schoolyard — it can happen anywhere, even in the workplace. Workplace bullying and harassment can adversely affect an employee's health, career and performance. Overcoming bullying should never be the victim’s burden; thus, knowing how to support victims may alleviate the situation.

In this episode, Rachel chat’s with Dr Adam Harrison, a general practitioner, medical leader, and barrister, shares his experience as a victim of bullying and how he conquered his fear of bullies . He also talks about the ‘bystander effect’ and how you can support victims of workplace bullying to combat this issue.

Tune in to the full episode to understand workplace bullying and the ways to overcome it.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Find out how humiliation and bullying affect the professionals who experience it
  2. Discover how to be resilient in the face of workplace bullying.
  3. Learn how to settle cases of workplace bullying.


Episode Highlights

Bullying in the Medical Field

  • Adam shares stories about a medical student being humiliated by a consultant and his own experience being bullied.
  • He has a list of eight things that stuck with him after that experience.
  • Traditional medical training may be the problem because historically, it has been based on behaviours that can be seen as  bullying.

Adam’s 3 Tips to Combat Workplace Bullying and Harassment

  • Try to de-personalize the situation.
  • Find support within the team.
  • Learn to become more assertive and influential so that you can confront your bully and persuade them to stop.

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