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Companies Have an Aha! Moment: Bullies Don’t Make the Best Managers

Matthew Townsend, Esme E Deprez
Companies Have an Aha! Moment: Bullies Don’t Make the Best Managers

After Nike Inc. ousted a handful of male executives for behavior issues over the past few months, some media reports tied the departures to the #MeToo movement and its revelations of sexual harassment and assault. Interviews with more than a dozen former Nike employees, including senior executives, however, paint a picture of a workplace contaminated by a different behavior: corporate bullying. The workers say the sneaker giant could be a bruising place for both men and women, and that females did bullying, too.