"Good advice Catherine.
From a practical point of view, when I was a Harassment Referral Officer, I found that explaining the 'handle it yourself' option the most difficult to explain to the satisfaction of the target. The majority of…"
"Great article Catherine.
We live in a complex and adaptive world where variious forms of violence are 'celebrated' sometimes apparently innocently if one listens to the words of various songs.
As individuals struggle to separate reality of…"
"This is a very timely and relevant article considering the discussions that are occurring in relation performance management.
In all the years of providing advice, support and guidance to targets, alleged bullies and managers/supervisors,…"
"Thanks for the response Christina.
I was recently sent an article about bullying and risk management with one theme being that organisations should include bullying in their risk management plan. This was raised by me some years ago and I was…"
"It is important that a workplace culture be created where workplace incidents are reported so that the person reporting the incident does not become the target of reprisals or discriminatory action.
Whilst organisations may have invested in the…"
"Even before the current popularity of Pokemon, individuals have walked around seemingly distracted by events and incidents that have been happening around them. Over the past few years, it has been possible to see people walking around with…"
"The prevention and reporting of injuries needs to take the workplace culture into consideration. Whilst organisations may have policies and procedures designed to facilitate the reporting and management of injuries, the culture might be such…"
"The continual evolution to IR policies and the tightening up of various laws that are designed to assist both businesses and individuals, also means that those who play a key decision role in relation to the application and implementation of the…"
"Every allegation and incident of bullying needs to be assessed according to a range of factors that apply to that case.
It seems that the concept and understanding of 'reasonable management actions' varies across organisations and from…"
"There are risks involved in every communication encounter and whilst some things are said in good faith with good intentions, the intent behind the communication should be taken into consideration. Each case of bullying should be assessed on…"
"It seems logical to me that integration would occur as this might reduce any duplication in effort being undertaken.
I once conducted an organisational assessment where it was identified that a WHS Plan had been developed in isolation with the…"
"The lack of leadership that can exist in some workplaces when it comes to defining a 'corruption free workplace' an play a critical role in whether or not individuals do actually speak up when they become aware of issues that may be…"
"I tend to view the differences in this way:
an investigation is conducted as a reactive approach in relation to a complaint or an incident; and
a workplace review is a proactive approach conducted to identify any gaps between policy and procedure…"
"There seems to be considerable angst about the use of social media, be it to promote 'self-interest' issues; make observations and comments about workplaces; provide commentary in relation to the activities of others; and at times make…"
"There is an 'iceberg' factor when it comes to individual and organisational perceptions and responses when it comes to counterproductive workplace behaviours. Individual values and beliefs coupled with the workplace culture,…"
"The past 15 years have seen a number of investigations and/or reviews conducted into organisations where bullying and/or harassment have been reported by various individuals. Numerous reports have been published and some of these have been…"