Is inappropriate, aggressive or rude behaviour affecting your work or peace of mind? Are desirable employees quitting your company due to bullying issues? Contrary to popular belief, bullying is not restricted to schools and colleges. According to a research study conducted by University of Wollongong, Australia, at least 40% of Australian employees have experienced workplace bullying. This implies that at least half of the Australian working population has had to
Many workplace grievances submitted for investigation pertain to a belief that a person’s manager is bullying them and engaging in unreasonable behaviour. We all have different perceptions and therein often lies the problem. A person making a complaint can perceive a request or action to be unreasonable on the basis that they may; feel singled out, humiliated, dislike being questioned about their conduct or performance or view feedback as nit-picking.
Reading as therapy? I now have a solid excuse for spending hours indulging in one of my favourite pastimes! Bibliotherapy is defined as ‘an expressive therapy that uses an individual's relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as therapy’ (Wikipedia). Intrinsically I understand that reading can introduce different insights, increase knowledge, capture imagination and inspire. However reading, whether it be self-help books, philosophical texts, or