A workplace behaviour study by global think tank Reventure has found 10 per cent of workers have been bullied or subjected to verbal abuse, and this does not include other serious incidents.

Lead researcher Lindsay McMillan says any abuse is not on, but seeing 10 per cent of more than 1000 workers surveyed experiencing poor behaviour is a wake-up a call.

The survey found 20 per cent of workers experienced high levels of negativity in the workplace, 18 per cent experienced conflict with their boss and 14 per cent suffered a mental or physical health decline resulting from their work.