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, March 3, 2015

How would management at the University of Newcastle cope?

"Workplace bullying is a severe denial of one's dignity, an offense that tramples over livelihood and personhood." (Yamada)

"..we are talking about a form of interpersonal abuse" (Yamada)

  • What would senior management at the University of Newcastle do if they were bullied at work?
  • How would senior management at the University of Newcastle cope if they were bulied at work?
  • What would senior management at the University of Newcastle do if they were ostracised from their work and their colleagues and others they have collaborated with?
  • What would the senior management at the University of Newcastle do if they were suddenly without a job?
  • How would the senior management at the University of Newcastle manage their depression and suicidal feelings?
  • How would the senior management at the University of Newcastle cope with losing friends and family relationships?

Can the senior management at the University of Newcastle look at themselves in the mirror and have a clear conscience about what has been done to so many of us?

2 comments:

  1. Something about Newcastle I think,

    Here is the story of yet another world class liar.

    Plagiarism is theft. The act eventually backfires for the perpetrator and weakens the reputation of any organisation that doesn't report it.

    http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1775720/newcastle-poet-in-plagiarism-scandal/

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  2. The son of a potter and a carmaker, Andrew Slattery has a communications degree from The University of Newcastle. His poems appear regularly in Australian, North American and European publications.…


    He learnt that plagiarism was acceptable at the University.

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