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)
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Mark Pigot - short-lived Chief Information Officer
"Current - Program Manager at Woolworths Limited
Past - CIO at University of Newcastle"
He was appointed Chief Information Officer at the University of Newcastle (UoN) amidst the usual UoN fanfare - he was recruited to replace Mary Sharp.
Pigot only stayed for FOUR months - he was supposed to lead
"the university's strategic plan to be a global leader in education, research and innovation by 2025" (CIO)
Did UoN's New Directions strategic plan look unattainable?
Did he disagree with the cuts that had to be made to achieve this plan?
Was he dubious of the university's ethos when he got up close to it?
Did he disagree with the workplace culture?
Must have been a costly mistake for the upper ranks of management at the uni - he is not prepared to comment. So how much money did they give him to keep him silent?