Shouting ,swearing, ridiculing and “losing it big time” not as a one
off or isolated experience but as a daily occurrence, a regular
feature of the way the manager behaves would be unacceptable and
considered bullying in most organisations.
But how hard can you push someone to deliver, how high can you set
your expectations and how critical can you be before it is considered bullying?
In the case of a formal complaint it often falls to HR to decide
whether a manager has got the balance right between reasonable
pressure and unreasonable demands , between acceptable standards of
work and unrealistic expectations, between helpful/necessary feedback
and undermining criticism.
What constitutes unacceptable management behaviour changes over time
and from one organisation to another HR are part of trying to raise