Working as a team is necessary to operate ships safely and efficiently. The best working teams are those that feel valued AND where everyone treats each other with respect. However, people often act on assumptions, and this results in harassment or bullying.
Bullying can have a negative impact on everyone – it is not just a problem for victims. Everyone on the ship lives together, a negative event affects everyone, not just one person. Harassment and bullying, create emotional stress and jeopardize the safety of the ship.
Harassment and bullying negatively affect the company as well as the employee, given its impact on legal demands, public image and recruitment processes.