Observation of behavior and its interpretat...
Observation of behavior and its interpretation
Observation is mostly used when trying to
assess a person’s behavior. Behavioral observation methods do not base on
people’s perception of behavior. Instead, it involves watching and recording an
individual’s behavior in typical environments like classrooms ("Behavioral Observation Methods - Personality Assessment
- iResearchNet", 2018). When recording observations, I find it hard
to consistently measure specific characteristics throughout the process of
behavior intervention. It’s challenging to accurately account for durations,
intensity, or frequencies of problem behaviors of individuals in class.
However, the interpretation part which involves giving data or information
meaning is much simpler for me. Given statistics, it’s easier to explain why
things happen in a certain way. It’s important to be tentative and provisional
about interpretations to give meaningful information that is not misleading.
Potential short and long-term effects on workplace bullying
Workplace bullying is a vice that
adversely affects the health of an employee as well as their productivity.
Sadly, most perpetrators (70 percent) are senior staff members victimizing
their juniors, which makes it difficult for the victims to respond to these
acts. Short-term effects of workplace bullying include increased risk of
accidents, reduced morale, and increased absenteeism (Swartz,
2018). Long-term effects on the victims may include mental health issues
such as panic attacks, depression, compromised memory, severe anxiety, and
complex PTSD. Physical health issues linked to persistent workplace bullying
include; chest pain, migraine, high blood pressure, heart attacks, irritable
bowel syndrome, and headaches. In most cases, the employers also lose due to
greater employee turnover and high costs associated with using Employee
Assistance Programs ("Workplace Bullying: 4 Harmful
Effects on Employees | Hennig Ruiz Law Firm", 2018).
Workplace bullying requires more than
just one individual to combat. Efforts are required from all stakeholders
including the managers, supervisors, and employees. While the management should
make communication channels easier, encourage 0 tolerance to the vice, and
process complaints quickly and fairly, employees should learn to communicate
about bullying to the management and authorities and practice respectful
behavior. Luckily, I’ve never been a victim of workplace bullying.
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