Workplace on the Edge
Workplace on the Edge is a two-part documentary project focused on the current psychological health of the workplace. It profiles people directly impacted by it and corporate structures that unwittingly support patterns of abuse unacceptable in other environments.
For example, bullying and intimidation is often dismissed as “part of the job” or a “management style” in the same way sexual harassment was once dismissed as “the way men and women interact.”
The cost to business and the economy is in the billions of dollars when normally productive workers are affected and workplaces crippled by it.
The first part of the project is an engaging documentary about real life stories of survival in toxic Workplaces on the Edge within the context of the root causes found in organizational structures and attitudes of denial.
While the film will bring to the forefront of an issue often denied, it will also focus on individuals who have fought back to give anyone inspiring role models.
The second part of the project is a seminar series that makes use of the tremondous amount of audio-visual material produced by the documentary to develop a multimedia seminar series that helps individuals and groups recognize and find solutions to toxic workplace environments.
|About the Film/Video||About the Website||The Team|
|Workplace on the Edge is a documentary project that will explore workplace violence from bullying to the most extreme forms of violence on the job.The goal of the project will be to take the film to selected cities in the United States and Canada as part of a open discussion of the issue.The film will be presented in a number of different formats and also be distributed to institutions and schools. Other material will be used for this website and for a companion seminar series.Learn more||The website is a working library that reflects current research by the filmmakers and content specialists developing material for the film and seminar series.Simply put stated: we share it when we get it.The website will include information available on the Internet and material produced exclusively for the film/seminar. project including print, webcam and video interviews.It will have regular expert contributors and comments by the general public.Learn more||The production team combines years of experience in journalism, broadcasting and workplace issues.The principle team members are Steven Hunt of Sound Development Productions and Jennifer Newman of Newman Grigg Psychological Counseling Services.The project will have a growing list of advisers and contributors to the overall documentary/seminar project and Blog.Learn more|