Workplace bullying! It's a menace, it causes huge problems, and it happens in more workplaces than you'd think. So if someone is treating you badly at work, why is that happening, and what steps should be taken?
In this episode, Ben chats to organisational psychology experts Associate Professor Michelle Tuckey (University of South Australia) and Ms Heather Ikin (formerly of Workplace Health & Safety Queensland) about what bullying means, how common it is, and where it is most common. We then tackle the two biggest issues: what causes bullying, and what can you do about it?
Go to MindOnTheJob.com for more resources on this topic.
In the meantime, here are some resources to seek out:
Fact sheet on bullying from the Australian Human Rights Commission Information on bullying from Fair Work Australia Lifeline telephone line (Australia): 13 11 14 If elsewhere, consult this list of suicide help lines.
Mind on the Job
Created, presented & produced by Dr Ben Searle (@drbensearle)
Episode 02: Workplace Bullying: How Can We Discourage It?
Guests: Associate Professor Michelle Tuckey and Ms Heather Ikin
Music is Cypher by Kevin Macleod
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