Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

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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 12, 2013

UoN - Where are you?

According to the Australian, 

"UNIVERSITIES rate below the banking and alcohol industries to be near the bottom of the pile when it comes to generating engagement on their Facebook pages."

And how did the University of Newcastle do compared to other universities?

"Out of the top 20 education performers, UNSW's Facebook page had the largest fan base. As of December, its 266,702 fans put it way ahead of second placed Macquarie University at 182,296. After the leading two, fan numbers fell steeply with Monash third with 81,967. In 20th place, the University of Newcastle had 22,580."

How will the University of Newcastle report this finding?
Will they state that the University of Newcastle is in the top 20 in the country (with less than 10% of UNSW)?
How much more money will they have to throw at UoN's advertising and marketing machine than they already do

1 comment:

  1. No one loves a sociopath. They cannot love themselves. Part of a sociopathic personality is a distinct lack of self identity.

    Notice how the university keeps changing basic policies and descriptions. Note the vague morality. Beware, this is what they do.

    Getting angry with a sociopath is a waste of time, they are way ahead if you in this and you won't get anywhere.

    Complaining about bullying to a bully is a waste of time. A bully only seeks to self serve and if your complaint doesn't serve their agenda they won't listen to you.

    The marketing angle for such low facebook reception is that the University is "exclusive" and "prestigious" and "exciting" which is hard to tell from the facebook page. It also sets them apart, "we don't need facebook popularity to deliver a world class result". Or finally "we can't tell with great accuracy if those figures are accurate, we are a really popular university".