Protected conversations in the workplace

In November 2011 the Government launched a consultation into the introduction of protected conversations in the workplace. The Employment Relations Minister said, “The objective is to encourage people who are afraid of having conversations that they ought to be...

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...