From our experience of working with many and varied clients, workplace bullying happens because managers allow it to. Some managers may condone bullying (and in fact display bullying behaviours themselves) because they either consciously or subconsciously subscribe to such ideas as:
- this is the way a person is treated when they are ‘different’ or not liked;
- a colleague deserves a bit of a ribbing or needs to be put ‘back in their place’ from time to…Continue
A: The workplace is both (according to Dr David Rock, who holds a professional doctorate in the Neuroscience of Leadership, is CEO of the NeuroLeadership Group and co-founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute).
The concept of paid work stems purely and solely from the business needs of organisations who have employed staff to provide labour or other skills in exchange for some reward – usually money.
Rock explains that where the primary…Continue
An interesting article in the Melbourne Age newspaper highlights the need for HR to remain objective and unemotional in any decision making process involving dismissal.
A workplace employee who was sacked while on sick leave (and after requesting leave to appear on the TV show ‘Beauty and the Geek’) has had his employment reinstated by a Federal Court with orders for the employer to pay $75K in lost pay.
The tables have now turned for this employee who was unlucky in finding…Continue
As humans, we are not very good at understanding and ‘reading’ or interpreting other humans. The ‘iceberg analogy’ applies for every interaction we have with another person and because so much of what we are processing, thinking and feeling is hidden from our own consciousness, others have very little chance of uncovering that information either.
Couple this with the workplace being a melting pot of people from different backgrounds and experiences as well as a place where managers…Continue