Ten years ago this month, I launched this blog. Some 1.1 million page views, 1750+ subscribers, and 1650+ articles later, Minding the Workplace has become a popular source of commentary on work, workers, and workplaces. Thank you, dear readers, for being an integral part of this ongoing journey.
MTW has been a steady platform for pieces about workplace bullying, mobbing, and abuse. I am especially grateful for comments and notes from readers, sharing how this blog has helped them to understand and process their own difficult experiences in the workplace. When I started this blog in 2008, I didn’t anticipate how it could serve that clarifying and validating purpose.
Over the years, MTW has been included in several lists of leading blogs on bullying, organizational psychology, and workplace relations. MTW blog posts are now popping up as sources in academic and professional books and journal articles, which suggests that it has reached a welcomed level of credibility with colleagues in relevant fields. Also, although the main purpose of the blog is to build understanding and perspective for the longer term, on occasion it has contributed to the development of significant breaking news stories.
In sum, this has been, and continues to be, a deeply satisfying and meaningful part of my work. In the process — and I see this when I compare my blogging “voice” of years ago to that of today — I believe that I have grown personally through my writing.
The past year has been an especially busy one, and during this time I’ve reduced my posting frequency. However, I expect to be publishing at least two posts a week during 2019. The need for understanding and changing our workplaces has hardly diminished, and I look forward to contributing to that conversation during the months and years ahead.
Thank you for what you do. Your voice encourages so many others. May the next decade see the fruits of your work.
Jerry Halberstadt Coordinator, Stop Bullying Coalition email: Jerry@StopBullyingCoalition.org StopBullyingCoalition.org
Jerry, thank you for the kind words. And let me return them to you for the vitally important work that you’ve been doing. Here’s to progress in 2019.
Congrats, David! Great blog.
Thank you, Deb!
Thank you for your tireless efforts David!! You bring “voice” to what so many of us have experienced. Reading your blog has played a pivotal role in my own healing and now it’s my turn to “pay it forward” and help others. Thanks again. Merry Christmas.
Kari, I’m glad that these writings have been of help to you. Thank you for your commitment to helping others. I know you’ll be making a difference!
Thanks David for the positive words—greatly appreciated! You are very much a role model when it comes to advocating for psychological safety in workplaces. Cheers!
I found this interesting article regarding the intersection of malignant narcissism and mobbing… it is validating of my experience, gives words to more of the things too hard to explain: https://thoughtcatalog.com/shahida-arabi/2018/03/the-narcissistic-conspiracy-scapegoating-smear-campaigns-and-black-sheep-how-narcissistic-groups-bully-their-chosen-victims/
Great link SL! Thank You!
Thanks David for the decade of discovery! Your posts are a beacon of light in the storm of destruction from workplace bullying and mobbing. The best in 2019 for the fight to retain human dignity on the job.
Congratulations! David, your Blog continues to inform me in my practice as well as offer up a level of support that is so important in this field of endeavor. Where there are so many forces working against a just and fair workplace, your Blogging offers balance and insight.
Reblogged this on bullying in the workplace and commented:
Wow, congrats to David Yamada! Read about the last 10 yrs…and we are still hopeful that a law will be put in place.
Thanks for the dedication!