About the book
In recent years, in order to ensure safe working conditions and climate favourable for productive work activities, increasingly more attention is paid to investigation of workplace mobbing and solutions of the problem. Research initiated in Sweden four decades ago went beyond the continent of Europe long ago, providing not only new evidence of the causes of mobbing, the course of the process, but also of damage to the person, his family, organization and, finally, to the whole society. There is a growing awareness that mobbing is not just a problem of employees conflicting with each other – enormous losses are experienced by both organizations and states. This promoted not only the development of preventive and intervention systems but also organization of assistance to victims at the state level, creating anti-mobbing laws. Unfortunately, despite visible progress, employees can feel safe by no means in all states and organizations. Mismanagement of organizations not only provokes mobbing in employees’ interpersonal relationships but also promotes escalation of the process, causing tragic consequences. This book is intended to present the exhaustive and extensive picture of workplace mobbing to the reader, focusing on various aspects of this phenomenon, taking into account both experiences of different countries and the situation of representatives of different professional activities. Therefore, the book will be valuable not only from the scientific standpoint but also for organizational management practitioners.