Camouflaged aggression is a form of antisocial behaviour which can engender deviant, pathological and even criminal behaviour in members of an organization. Its victims may experience mental health problems, marital conflict, addiction, stress and illness. Its effects for the organization are not only low morale, cynicism, apathy, detachment and absenteeism, but also decreased creativity and productivity, employee theft, work sabotage, vandalism and even explosive violence. This book describes patterns of camouflaged aggression within the workplace, such as time and information manipulation, withdrawal, inaccessibility, entrapment and undermining the sense of security. It also discusses the role of personality and ideological factors in the augmentation, transmission and normalization of camouflaged aggression. The author seeks to teach the reader how to recognize camouflaged aggression in its various manifestations, to identify the kinds of individuals who are most likely to use it and the kinds of organizational styles, norms, procedures and structures which are most likely to encourage it.
Readers are advised on how to avoid its harmful effects on their mental and physical health and their careers and take effective action to control and prevent it from harming their colleagues and their organization.
Publisher: Brush Education Inc