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)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

NeW Directions Strategic Plan 2013-2015

Here is the statement regarding the new initiative to reduce staff stress (as noted in the Newcastle Herlad article):

"5.4 Implement the ‘Healthy University Scheme’, a whole-of-institution approach that consolidates and expands upon existing health, safety and wellness programs, including the UoN Equity and Diversity Management Plan 2012-2015, and supports a working and learning environment that promotes and advocates positive physical and mental health."

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  1. Congratulations on the University of Spin!

  2. Well, this sort of "schemes" keep a lot of otherwise unemployable people employed.

    It helps with the statistics.