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.
A concept which is receiving an increasing amount of attention across many occupational areas is "Psychological Safety". This term can be defined as actions taken within an organisation to ensure the mental and emotional well-being of individuals within the work-group. Around Australia and New Zealand, Psychological Safety has great importance from OSH and "duty of care" perspectives. In the workplace there are a number of psychosocial hazards that can affect
A number of years ago I watched a deeply moving play exploring an old man’s experiences during the disorientation of his dementia. Perth based performers Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs and Tim Watts provided a beautiful, thoughtful insight which was incredibly touching. I am sure I wasn’t the only person who left the theatre in tears! The play begins with a sad elderly man watching television. At sunset he becomes