Posts Tagged ‘safety’


Bullying in the workplace – destroys team building efforts

Unnecessary moneyAren’t bullies just people who feel inferior to others?

The very simple answer is ‘yes’ they bully others to put them down so they can feel ‘bigger’, ‘better’, ‘smarter’, ‘stronger’ all the ‘er’ words you can imagine.

The more complicated answer is ‘NO’. Workplace bullies generally already have an over-inflated ego and sense of their capabilities that have been developed over many years of bullying others. They generally hold positions of power within organisations and don’t need to put you down or ‘keep you in your place’ in order to feel good about themselves. Remember that positions of power within organisations do not necessarily mean a position of authority, such as a management position.

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Why is mental health such an important issue in the workplace today?

Firstly, psychological problems are estimated to affect 45% of people at some stage in their life, and as many as 20% of the population in any given year.  And secondly, don’t most of us spend around half of our waking hours at work? Mental illness doesn’t discriminate on the basis of employment status; we bring our mental health problems to work just as we bring our physical health problems to work.  More importantly for this discussion, the number of people experiencing mental disorders as a result of their work environment is on the rise.


Personal stress and the workplace

It might come as a surprise that for some people work is a refuge from the worries, stresses and conflicts of their personal lives. And trust me there are a huge number of ‘refugees’ at work on any given day of the week. This is no new phenomenon and for some of you it might even ring true on a personal level. So what’s the big deal if this is nothing new? It becomes a big deal, a huge concern even, when work is no longer a refuge and becomes a part of the problem for the ‘refugee’.