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Bullying

Workplace Bullying Affects Home Life

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011

A recent study indicates that stress and tension caused by workplace bullying and other abusive working relationships finds its way home and has a direct impact on an employee’s...

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Conflict and The Workplace

Conflict competence

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014

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...

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Harassment and Violence

Navigating Workplace Harassment

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012

You consider yourself to be an open-minded, modern woman. In fact, you would refer to yourself as “one of the guys,” and you are proud of the fact that your co-workers include you...

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Guest Bloggers

Building Workplace Civility

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012

by Michael P. Leiter, PhD It’s great to work with people you can trust. The sense of psychological safety from a supportive workgroup is a thing of great value. Widespread concern...

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Recent Posts

I want him fired!

I want him fired!

Aug 15, 2014

 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.   Interests versus positions Interests are the needs, wants, and expectations you have of the people you work with. They are why you want what you want. Positions on the other hand, are non-negotiable...

Business manage risk of violence?

Business manage risk of violence?

Apr 8, 2013

How can we ensure that violence risk is considered when resolving conflict?   The world of conflict resolution, mediation, workplace violence seems to be one that merges. Businesses are expected to manage the full gamut of behaviors which negatively impact the workplace. Occupational health and safety regulations provide expectations on identifying,...

Escort invite to pay for PhD – Felt Bullied

Escort invite to pay for PhD – Felt Bullied

Apr 12, 2012

I was never well treated in my pursuit of a PhD.  I was given little support; I was isolated and at times unfairly stigmatized by the academics in my department. I had one thesis supervisor who was very helpful at first.  He provided good criticism of my work but that changed after a rather peculiar conversation. Money troubles I used to meet him for coffee,...

Cough – Gag – Sniff

Cough – Gag – Sniff

Mar 28, 2012

It’s flu season. Nasty bugs float freely through the office. Workers who succumb are faced with a hard choice. Do you bring your sniffles and sneezes to the workplace, or call it quits and retire to the couch for a few days? Presenteeism, or coming to work when ill, and unable to operate at full capacity, is common. Many go to work sick, trying to save sick...