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The purpose of this paper is to review recent trends as they relate to organizational change and how these trends have affected the overall work environment. Over the years, United States corporations have successfully done well financially. However, due to downsizing initiatives and the outsourcing of products and services to other countries in order to stay competitive, United States firms have been forced to do more, but with less resources. Bullying in the workplace has been around for several years; however, employees are being pushed to do more for less with unrealistic work expectations. Workforce bullying has become an epidemic of mass portions, which has led to dysfunctional organizations and inappropriate behavior among employers/employees. At the end, recommendations will be made to promote positive work environments while contributing to organizational change initiatives.

Published in the International Journal of Management & Information Systems, v. 17, no. 3.



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