It is interesting watch how an age-old social theme suddenly gains critical mass and moves through discussion at multiple levels throughout society – and becomes big business.
Witness the recent media attention to bullying, flowing from the schools, to gay bashing, and now to the workplace. Unfortunately bullying is old and it is long past due for it to be confronted and stopped. Witness this article from Business Week on the growing consulting business of dealing with workplace bullying. In a society where civility should be the norm, it unfortunately is not, and the workplace is one more area where bullying ought not be tolerated by employees or management. It is not good for the business, staff or society, though for the moment addressing bullying is good for a new business.