However, as employers continue to navigate the current economic climate, their success is increasingly connected to their ability to create highly productive workplaces staffed by engaged and committed employees. As a result, a primary issue that these employers must confront is workplace conflict. (more…)
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Notre Dame University football coach Brian Kelly made news early in the season when cameras caught him yelling at his players in a rage during a game. Looking at the exchange from a workplace communication perspective it is easy to see that the University’s employee, Coach Kelly, should not be yelling at students – regardless of the fact that they are football players. However, it seems that since a game is at stake, many – including the university (more…)
Notre Dame University is in on the front page of the Chicago Tribune again. This time it’s due to television cameras caught the football coach, Brian Kelly, screaming and cursing at his players. Apparently when asked about his fits of rage during his regular weekly press conference – he responded: “Did I hit somebody, did I strike somebody? Is that what you’re referring to?” One can only assume (more…)
Every workplace can experience workplace violence – even the workplaces of those who are designated to uphold the laws of the land. This is just what is being alleged as occurring in the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
An interesting survey has been published by administrative staffing agency OfficeTeam.
OfficeTeam surveyed 441 adult workers employed in an office environment. They were asked one question: “Have you ever worked for an unreasonable boss?” Almost half (46%) responded yes.
Although the majority (more…)
An important aspect of communication is how the words are spoken, not just what is said.
Sometimes the words alone carry the bulk of the message and are the most important part of the communication. However, in most communications, especially those that are emotional in nature, such as those involving conflict, the words used are only a part of what (more…)
From an employee perspective, interactions with managers who yell are stressful and can negatively impact morale and productivity. Employers place expectations on managers to accomplish specific tasks and meet certain benchmarks, but often leave the means of motivating staff and meeting expectations up to managers and supervisors.
There is so much talk about bullying in the news recently. Bullying in the schoolyard and workplace is finally getting the attention it needs, if we are to lessen the prevalence. However, we seem to – at least – turn a blind eye to and, at most, celebrate bullying behaviors in prominent celebrities and businessmen.
Donald Trump’s recent comments and behavior are a good example. He has stated things and engaged in behavior that if objectively looked at can be described as bullying behavior. Despite this, (more…)
A Florida high school principal, Darren Jones, was arrested for disciplining his 16 year old daughter. Jones admits to beating his “out-of-control” daughter with an electrical cord on her arms, back, legs, and hands.
In December 2009, The Virginian-Pilot published an article about an assault on a family, the Bristols. According to court records one night in 2009 Kevin Webb, then 17 years old, and his older brother Brian went to the house of schoolmate Patrick Bristol and assaulted both he and his 53 year old father, Robert.
The police were called and both Kevin and Brian were charged as adults. Kevin’s charges were malicious wounding, assault and trespassing. (more…)