Workplace bullying: What you’re up against if you complain

If you listen to information and advice about workplace bullying from government-funded health and safety regulators and other agencies, you could reasonably assume that Australian workers are well protected from bullying by strong laws, clear policies, robust and ethical processes. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth. Acting on their bullying can be highlyContinue reading “Workplace bullying: What you’re up against if you complain”

Creating respectful workplaces that prevent bullying

Workplace bullying can’t be eliminated easily, especially in larger workplaces, but it can be managed and minimised where respect prevails. Staff-conduct policies and occasional workshops and seminars won’t prevent bullying. It requires a strong workplace culture that fosters respect and trust for employees. Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, said, ‘Respect is how toContinue reading “Creating respectful workplaces that prevent bullying”

Workplace bullying: Employers’ dirty tactics

‘The corporate sector’s dirty secret.’ That’s how prominent US bullying prevention advocates Dr Gary Namie and Dr Ruth Namie describe workplace bullying. Of course, not all employers and their managers use dirty tactics to cover up bullying but let’s look at the methods of those who do. Some methods are in common practice, such asContinue reading “Workplace bullying: Employers’ dirty tactics”