"While ostracism is used for brief periods as a means of correcting conduct, the measure becomes brutally painful when done over months or even years. This form of workplace bullying carries the deepest scars and the longest recovery. It affects an individual’s very core of self worth." (White, 2009)
The effects of ostracism by the University of Newcastle means that not only are the skills, abilities and ethical standards of these academics and students lost to the University of Newcastle and its student body; the abilities and skills are also lost to EVERY ORGANISATION AND TO EVERYONE. If you have been ostracised, you lose all your self-worth because you are deemed not worthy any attention. You are then not able to contribute to anything or anyone.
Ostracism is considered more harmful than overt bullying and is harder to prove.