With respect to taking notice of informal complaints and where they fit in the context of grievance handling procedures –there are three types of manager:
Self-management is an informal process that seeks to restore workplace relationships without looking for the alleged perpetrator to be disciplined in some way. It is only appropriate to try this method of conflict resolution if you feel safe to do so.
It is important that you, the complainant, remain calm and polite. This process should be seen as an assertive and objective exercise and not an opportunity to become angry and aggressive. Think about an appropriate time and…Continue
After seeing Charles present at the HR Summit in Hong Kong, I had the pleasure of sitting with him to discuss ‘the illusion of permanence’ and why change is often a stumbling block for organisations and individuals. As the Director of Human Resources for the Hong Kong English Schools Foundation, Charles has worked with teaching and non teaching staff, of different nationalities, to ensure they have felt supported and successfully been able to manage and implement…Continue
Dealing with stressed people takes a lot of skill including not becoming stressed ourselves!
In this article, we briefly outline some strategies for minimising stress in a fast paced workplace.
1. Building resilience
Resilience is the ability to make disciplined decisions about our behaviour, actions and wellbeing (physical and psychological). We can build resilience by: