Okay, I read through the article. I saw a number of definitions of bullying, but I'm unclear which - if any - were provided to the participants in the survey. One of the definitions used ('The Trade Union Congress (TUC) states that "usually if a person genuinely feels they are being singled out for unfair treatment by a boss or colleague they are probably being bullied".') creates a pretty subjective measure, because of the use of "unfair". This is where surveys of bullying (and bad bosses, and other workplace issues with negative connotations) have a weakness. I'm also unclear on the numbers around impact on job/health. I can't tell (I didn't see the questions provided) whether that was a response about what impact bullying could have, or about the impact it has had for that person. And even if we knew the questions, we're still asking someone to guess (can't really measure it, so it's all impressions) whether the bullying had an adverse effect on their work. If bullying (as I'd define it) happened around me, it'd probably have an adverse effect on my work (though I don't know how I could establish that as fact), so if half are experiencing bullying, it seems likely that same half is suffering some work (and health) degradation. Later numbers say that 36% of people surveyed have left their jobs over bullying. That has to be a lifetime question, and leads right back to the question of definition. And there's likely some skewing by outliers - bad companies where lots of bullying happens, and everyone below a certain level experiences it nearly daily. To be clear, I know folks who were bullied at work. Some close to me, some clients, and some I've learned of in training sessions. But these numbers, if accurate (for the definition I'd use) would imply that it's in nearly every office, nearly every day, on average. I see nothing in my work, nor in discussions with others, that supports that. That leads me to believe I'm either misreading the numbers, or the way they've been used in the article is a misread of them. Still, it's a real problem, and needs to be addressed. I just don't think over-stating the problem helps us get there. It causes some loss of credibility when trying to convince people action is needed.