Culture, Hierarchy, Workplace Bullying & Conflicts

Bullying, Culture, Strategic Aggression

Tweet Culture, Hierarchy, Workplace Bullying & Conflicts Is there a bullying culture in medical schools? You betcha! That’s an easy question to answer and to explain. All educational and workplace environments that have a culture of extreme competition, with only a few places at the top of the hierarchy, are going to be uber-competitive and […]

Workplace Conflict: The Intersection between Workplace Culture & Workers’ Behavior

Workplace Conflict Culture

Tweet Workplace Conflict: The Intersection Between Workplace Culture and Workers’ Behavior As a research sociologist, I am always looking at the way the culture of an organization influences worker behavior. For instance, if you have a company with strong and perhaps ruthless leaders who focus on the bottom line and use aggression to succeed, you […]

Workplace Conflict: Are You Avoiding Managing Your Employees?

Avoiding workplace conflict as a manager

Tweet Workplace Conflict: Are You Avoiding Managing Your Employees? As a manager, one of your responsibilities is managing conflict that comes up on your team or in your organization. But how, exactly, are you dealing with it? Some managers prefer to look the other way, or let employees handle internal conflict among themselves. In fact, […]

Workplace Bullying: Identifying Types of Bullying Behavior When You Don’t See it Happening

Workplace Bullying, Identifying Signs

Tweet Workplace Bullying: Identifying Types of Bullying Behavior When You Don’t See it Happening As a employer or boss – if you receive complaints of bullying behavior, how do you identify the type of behavior when you aren’t around to see the target being bullied in real time? This blog from Crain’s Cleveland Business presents the […]

Workplace Conflict Coping Strategy: What Happens When you Know You Cannot Escape

Workplace Conflict Escape Fantasy

Tweet Workplace Conflict Coping Strategy: What Happens When you Know You Cannot Escape Does a bad economy make workplace bullying and abrasive behaviors worse? Does it increase reporting of workplace conflicts by employees? According to some union reps in Australia, the answer is yes. They attribute their point of view to not only the increase […]