However, the intimidation that employees feel in an otherwise positive climate is almost never caused by overt aggressiveness at the hands of a business owner or manager.
This is why it is so confusing to be called intimidating.
They still experience higher than necessary levels work-place stress which erodes and performance. In a situation with a supervisor or manager, there is, quite often, an imbalance of power that may be taken advantage of but shouldn't be.
Many people get hired or promoted into management positions and rarely receive managerial training.
However, despite how the bully may make you feel, you aren't powerless, and can take action to protect your rights as well as your health and well-being.
Being called intimidating can come as a shock, and due to its deleterious effects, is not desirable. We’re not physically aggressive, but we can be forceful in pursuing our goals — that’s what often makes us successful.It's not, however, something you have to suffer by default.You can put an end to it starting today, and you don't need to sacrifice your pride or decorum to do it.He told me that other employees had mentioned it too. In the workplace, intimidation is generally perceived as a set of behaviors that implicitly threaten or pressure people to get them to do what you want. It is one of many influence behaviors — what people use to get others to do certain things. In working with dozens of business owners, I’ve realized that intimidation is a common problem amongst them.