Prevent allegations of bullying at work

The pressure is on in today’s workplace, and the working environment can be intense and stressful – worries over job security; budget cuts; redundancies; increased workloads; competing with colleagues for the same job in a shrinking workforce and watching...

Dealing with a difficult colleague

During my work with organisations to repair the damage caused by unhealthy conflict at work, including formal grievances and allegations of “bullying”, I was struck by how many of these situations could  easily have been avoided if the matter had been...

Workplace investigations

Workplace investigations can be time consuming and distracting from normal business.  Employers can find the process daunting or may believe an investigation is unnecessary in the particular circumstances. However, if an investigation is not carried out or handled...

Workplace behaviour that fits

Cultivating a healthy workplace doesn’t mean a loss of corporate or team identity. Characteristics unique to the way of working, such as stress at times of high pressure are inevitable. Recognising this and creating a place for open discussion can prevent a...

“I’m not a manager to be popular”

A newly appointed manager recently asked me for some advice on how she should approach her new role.  Promoted to the managerial position from her peer group, she was all too aware of the challenge ahead. We decided to explore some real life comments: “I’m not a...
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