Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)
We are working to highlight and stop academic workplace bullying at the University of Newcastle, Australia. We are a group of staff and students who have been bullied for speaking out about misconduct.
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“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.
Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Women in the workplace
"So-called female tokens (ouch!) in the upper levels of the business world are less inclined to help out female newcomers in their industry, according to research conducted by Olin Business School professor Michelle Duguid".
If there is only a small number of women in a workplace, this research shows that you’re more likely to be compared with other women. Will you be judged as less qualified, less competent, less able?????
This research fits in well with the findings from bullying studies that it is often more competent and/or more qualified people who are the victims of bullying.
Madeleine Albright once noted that there is “a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.".
This "special place" must be pretty crowded at the University of Newcastle (Employer of Choice for Women???).