Jan 082015
 

Bullying has become a common word in businesses in the 21st century. Labour laws and company policies have been used to curtail it. But is bullying just an attempt to give a bad name to what is actually part of human nature?

 

 

Vocabulary and definitions

traumatised – someone who carries emotional wounds which affect them psychologically
to intimidate – to cause fear in other people
helpless – make people feel they can’t help themselves, they are powerless
to cooperate – to work together for their mutual benefit
alpha male – the strong man in the group who wanted to dominate everybody else
human resources – also known by the initials HR, is the department which hires new employees and keeps information about their life in the company
intentional – planned, deliberate
perception – the way someone interprets something they see or hear

6 Minute English – Bullying or normal competition? Transcript Video

 

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