Resolving the conflict continues to be an issue, as the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, as a workplace, lacks a means to address the issue proactively. Specifically, the court resolution process is based, (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘bullying’
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.
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…)
In October of 2010 popular celebrity blogger “Perez Hilton” did an amazing thing. He pledged to change part of his trademark – to stop bullying celebrities through his blog – and he followed through. Perez Hilton stopped bullying and nothing happened. His readership did not decrease. People did not become outraged; for the most part no one seemed to notice. Which is fine – and supports the idea that bullying is not always purposeful and is a behavior that is appropriate for intervention. (more…)
It seems reasonable to demand that that employees and managers treat one another appropriately. However, if individual employees and managers do not recognize the same definitions of appropriate versus inappropriate behavior, (more…)
The term “Workplace Violence” means different things to people. Perhaps the range is influenced by professional backgrounds, personal experiences, as well as the purpose of definition. Coming for a behavioral health background, I am likely to define certain behaviors and interactions as examples of workplace violence, while others perhaps would not.
As an example, bullying among coworkers can, in my opinion, clearly fall under the term of workplace violence. The very definition a bully is: to treat abusively or to affect by means of force or coercion. This is not a benign act, even when there is no physical coercion. (more…)
As potential passengers worry about privacy issues related to the newly installed full-body scanners at our airports, it is interesting to consider the experience of TSA personnel being trained on the use of the machines.
Part of the training exercise included, apparently, TSA staff or at least some TSA screeners (TSOs) being scanned by the new imaging devices as their coworkers and supervisors looked on at the resultant image through the viewer. (more…)