Role of the Leaders’ in Mobbing Cases as a Chaotic Phenomenon

  • Halime GüngörEmail author
  • Şuay Nilhan Açıkalın
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


Mobbing is a phenomenon that led to people crisis and at times has been caused serious health problems which has been applied individuals by leaders, by people who are in an equal position with victim, by subordinates or by other employees/workers. Mobbing lead to people dead end of the chaos; primarily in terms of work efficiency, motivation in the business environment; secondly in terms of individuals’ psychological-physical health, family peace and finally in terms of economic difficulties when individual fired from work. Therefore, mobbing is naturally chaotic phenomenon. In this study, the role of leaders in cases of mobbing was discussed in terms of leaders’ reactions to applied mobbing by leaders and by others. Leaders’ approach to mobbing in organizational environment has been discussed in terms of chaos theory, have been explained by strange attractors phenomenon. Interviews were conducted with six individual who experience mobbing in Turkey that selected by using criteria sampling technique from purposive sampling methods. Mobbing related experiences, reactions of individuals who live mobbing, reactions of their colleagues and leaders, their views on coping with mobbing by legal ways have been analyzed according to individuals’ perceptions who exposed mobbing. Furthermore, ten mobbing cases that seen in social media during the last 10 years in Turkey and leaders’ roles and reactions to experienced mobbing cases in organization environment have been examined. As a result, transmission of chaotic life process to normal take long time when individual prefer to cope with mobbing by legal ways.


Mobbing Leader Chaos Strange attractors Organization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational Management, Planning, Supervision and EconomicsHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.International Relations DepartmentMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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