How to Handle Workplace Jerks

Everyday one or other suffer at workplace due to bullies and jerks, it's most likely to happen at any job so don't change your employer or employee rather handle it well. We have some tips to tackle workplace bullies and jerks.

Workplace bullies and jerks—many employees resigned from their jobs because of them. Many employees have also suffered from workplace isolation and workplace politics because of rumors and false accusations circulated by workplace busybodies.

If you are having a hard time with workplace jerks, you are not alone. Workplace jerks are perhaps among the most common workplace problems that employers and employees alike experience. This does not mean however that you simply have to bear with this workplace jerks, you can do something about them if you know how to handle them. Here are some ways on how you can handle these people in your business organization:

Establish an anti-bullying policy

Work place jerks actually prefer to bully and intimidate people who are intelligent and skillful. This might be attributed to the fact that intimidating others is a way of covering their own insecurities and inefficiencies. Your business is therefore in danger of losing skillful and efficient employees because of workplace bullies. It is therefore best that you establish a policy that will discipline these people and which will protect other employees who are working for you. This will also ensure that workplace jerks can be prevented from engaging in activities that can negatively affect their fellow workers.

Make it easier for your employees to raise complaints against workplace jerks

Work place jerks will have a great time harassing their fellow employees if it is difficult for your employees to air their concerns and complaints. This is most particular when workplace jerks are actually your employees’ supervisors. It is therefore a good move if you put in place an efficient reporting and evaluation system where you would be able to point out potential work bullies in your organization. You will then be able to discipline abusive employees in your work place. It will also help if you familiarize your employees on the kinds of conducts and attitudes that can qualify as harassment and intimidation.

Investigate and do something about any bullying in your organization

Policies and complaints will be useful if you merely disregard all the reports that you receive about workplace jerks and intimidators. It will therefore be a good practice if you immediately investigate all the complaints and reports that you receive and to give disciplinary measures to employees found guilty of bullying other employees.

It is not always easy to keep your business organization from workplace jerks. However, you will be able to do something about workplace bullies by establishing an anti-bullying policy; making it easier for your employees to raise complaints against workplace jerks and investigating and doing something about any bullying that occurs in your organization.

1 Comment

  • Dale Paulson said on December 10, 2010
    Great article. I am particularly interested in this topic as I have just published a book available on Amazon called "Workplace Jerks, Will This Person be a Speed Bump, a Pothole or a Landmine." Thank you for highlighting this important topic. Dale Paulson, Ph.D.


    (All the above fields are required.)