Publication Details

Martin, B. & Peña, F. 2011, 'Mobbing y anulación de la disidencia/descontento: tras las huellas de sus interrelaciones', Medicina Social, vol. 6, no. 4 (Oct-Dec), pp. 284-296.


From google translator (part of the introduction) In diverse organizations, including the work places, daily there is dynamic cradles in talent, commitment, support, solidarity, amiability, friendship, camaraderie and work set for the sake of achieving the objectives that are common. Nevertheless, with too much frequency the internal discords give rise to conflicts, in addition, the common thing is that groups inside such organizations form, sometimes being generated among them created interests that lead to true battles to reach or to maintain the power to control processes and resources, as well as to impose points of view. Tie destructive games to these created interests are a very frequent negative result, because sometimes it is assumed that all the means available they can be used in these fights for “winning”. When these created interests feel threatened, with too much frequency the groups sustain that them make attempts desperate, sometimes successful, to degrade to “uncomfortable” people and/or their work. This leads to a variety of forms of institutional behaviors against producentes. In order to avoid these dynamic refusals such scenes must clearly be identified and be included, along with their dynamic interrelations. In the last years efforts have been made important in this direction: discrimination (LeMoncheck and Sterba, 2001), mobbing (Leymann, 1990a, pioneering work), bullying, harassment sexual and the cancellation of the displeased dissidence/(Suppression of dissent, 2012), among others. Nevertheless, it continues being confusion about the consistent use of terms (for example, harassment labor against siege or group harassment) and lack of understanding brings back to consciousness and about these problems. In addition, with few exceptions (Einarsen, Matthiesen and Skogstad, 1998, by example), these negative and destructive actions separately tend to be treated, without considering superpositions or interactions. In this work we concentrated in the existing interrelations between two phenomena: mobbing and the cancellation of the dissidence/displeased, as much to distinguish them one of another one, like making some of its superpositions and interactions evident.