A current issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources includes a new paper from New Zealand researchers on workplace bullying. The researchers surveyed 1700 employees in 36 New Zealand companies. The employees identified a number of effective tactics to combat workplace bullying, including: encouraging open communication; resolving conflicts quickly; developing a complaints procedures; developing a bullying policy and encouraging appropriate interactions between people.
Month: February 2012
New Zealand's EEO Trust has a 22 February 2012 workshop scheduled on Equipping leaders to prevent harassment and bullying. It will be held in Auckland and the workshop runs for one day. The cost is $450+GST for EEO Trust members and $495+GST for non-members.For more information contact the EEO Trust on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For McKinsey Quarterly's top ten articles of 2011, check out:
http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/newsletters/topten/2011_Q4.html I particularly like the article Recovering from Information Overload. It's a common issue for busy managers. The authors say information overload kills productivity, dampens creativity and makes people unhappy. Who could disagree with that?
The Protected Disclosures Act 2000 – also known as the Whistleblowers Act, came into force on January 1, 2001. It seeks to afford protection to employees who make disclosures about serious wrongdoings. For a quick guide to the Act AND some issues to be aware of BEFORE you put the whistle in your mouth, check out: http://flatrock.org.nz/topics/money_politics_law/whistleblower_checklist.htm