Mobbing in the organization: causes and likely consequences

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Ketevan Chiabrishvili

Doctor of Economic Science. Professor, National Defence Academy of Georgia

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Tinatin Kropadze

Doctor of Social Science. Chief Scientist of the Scientific Research Center, National Defence Academy of Georgia


Workplace mobbing is a highly severe occurrence that costs businesses a lot of money and harms the health of those who are targeted. The study discusses mobbing, one of the contemporary issues that prevent organizations, particularly educational institutions, from developing sustainably. Mobbing is the conduct of group members that could endanger groups and their leaders' ability to maintain an atmosphere of peace and prevent conflicts and crises from arising.

The paper offers a definition of the idea, a background on the problem, and an interdisciplinary analysis; basic categorization of mobbing types and manifestations at work; potential financial and social (image-altering) effects of mobbing; theoretical overview of statistical approaches to mobbing at work and analysis of results; methods for early mobbing detection and statistical study of this social phenomenon (bossing, staffing, bullying). The study will assist organizational leaders in identifying the root causes of issues, spotting emerging crisis situations, and swiftly resolving them.

Keywords: Mobbing, bullying, violence, Organizational Ethics, aggression, conflict, crisis.


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