The Scourge Of Workplace BullyingIt is perpetrated by people who feel threatened by others. They feel they have a certain position in the workplace and when someone comes along who seems more competent or more intelligent, it becomes their mission to thwart and undermine that person as much as they can. They want to get the other person out of the way.
They don't do it on their own. They co-opt others. Those co-opted others are cowards and crawlers. They are happy for their colleagues to be fall guys for the success of the incompetent bully, or to selfishly promote themselves and their own agendas.
In a professional workplace the impact of workplace bullying is dramatic. Competent professional people are publicly blamed for situations over which they have no control. They do not have the means to salvage their reputations. They work long, difficult hours, bringing a high level of skill to challenging situations, only to be undermined and insulted.
People labouring under workplace bullying burn out and have breakdowns. How many staff have to burn out and break down before the power structure changes? Alas, it might never change.
This story is written in the third person rather than the first person for a good reason.