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)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Corporate psychopaths - no comment needed!

"Do you work with someone who has a glib and superficial charm, but who is also a manipulative and pathological liar with a complete lack of remorse or guilt?

In this timeless 2005 story from ABC TV's Catalyst program, reporter Jonica Newby examines the phenomenon of the corporate psychopath — a character-type which seems to be prospering in these days of short-term goals and high-staff turnover.

Corporate psychopaths lack empathy, but can succeed in job interviews because they come across as very confident, full of self esteem and with no doubts and no hesitations.

It's not until much later, often after they've climbed their way into positions of power, that the telltale symptoms of broken promises, occasional fraud and an inability to retain good staff expose their destructive impact. " (ABC Health)

View ABC video here.

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