The national advocacy and education organization Mental Health America is involved in a long-term project addressing workplace bullying and mental health. Preliminary results from the group’s survey work found that 80 percent of people who feel they are in an “unhelpful or hostile work environment” say they prefer to work alone rather than in teams.
That’s a staggeringly high number. Even half that number is still too much, particularly when you consider the increased importance of teamwork in the modern workplace. Clearly, this is not all the result of in-your-face bullying.