Studies show that when employees cooperate, they are more efficient with the use of resources, produce more innovative products, are more actively engaged, and show lower incidences of detrimental conflicts at work.
What people often need to know about others, they don’t. And that’s because there are certain biases that prevent them from really understanding others. Charlie Irvine, workplace mediator and conflict specialist explains that conflicts arise because people (mainly Westernized citizens) are unable to accurately interpret people’s motives from their actions. What they see isn’t always [...]
Men and women experience conflict differently. What may be surprising however, is why.
Business managers are not good at getting to the bottom of workplace conflicts. And that’s because they may not be fully aware of the reasons that conflicts happen in the first place. As such, they end up focusing on the wrong issues.
I want him fired! Clearly, when someone says this, they are angry and in a conflict. But what may not be clear is the real message hidden beneath the anger.
Businesses are expected to manage the full gamut of behaviors which negatively impact the workplace with little detail on how to do it.
Being one of the boys! Workplace harassment includes any unwelcome interactions that is severe or pervasive enough to impact your work environment, affect your work status, or is a condition of your continued employment.
Despite failing grades, instructor told to fail no less than 5% of the class. He would not be a party to such fraud, he was bullied and threatened with loss of job.
CBC Workplace Contributor and Bully-free-zone producer Jennifer Newman talks about how incivility in the workplace is on the rise and its impact on the psychological health of employees.
Categories: The Workplace
In a flourishing workplace people feel free to speak their minds. They ask hard questions without fear of reprisal. In a non-flourishing workplace, people feel they have to “tiptoe” around others and they keep their concerns about workplace issues to themselves.
Categories: The Workplace
The impact of an employee’s behaviour on the entire workplace is now a more significant factor with Bill 168 when an employer is considering the appropriate next steps to be taken. (Ontario, Canada)
Categories: Harassment and Violence
Title IX: 7 Year Old Boy Accused of Sexual Harassment: Are Surveys and Title IX Requirements Causing Schools to Overreact?
School administrators expend efforts to eliminate bullying amongst students but recent surveys indicate schools are changing way they address and deal with sexual harassment.