The value of open dialogue

Cafe owner Martha-Renee Kolleh put up a sign informing customers that she is a black woman, sparking wide ranging debate, including Guardian Comment is Free (1948 comments). Comments appeared covering perspectives on racism in the UK overall and Ossett, West Yorkshire...

Cyber-bullying in the workplace

A recent survey conducted by academics from the University of Sheffield and Nottingham University, Punched from the screen: workplace cyber-bullying, highlights the on-going importance of this aspect of workplace behaviour. The variety of ways which workers can...

Communicating policies and procedures at work

Comments by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) earlier this week, together with large fines, show the importance of ensuring organisational policies and procedures are fully integrated into day to day working practices. Croydon Council was fined...

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...