I recently read a great article shedding by Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. shedding some more light on cyberbullying. As a parent, I'm keenly interested in making sure my kids feel safe, whether at school our outside of it. In his article, he stated that adolescents have been bullying each other for generations. The latest generation, [...]
Bullying does not just happen on the playground. Experts say it's a real problem in the workplace, too. How common is workplace bullying in Canada? From a CBC news summary, Jacqueline Power, an assistant professor of management at the University of Windsor's Odette School of Business, has spent years researching bullies in the workplace. She [...]
In March 2003, WorkSafe BC amended its policies with specific requirements involving recognizing, preventing and dealing with bullying and harassment, which come into effect Friday, Nov. 1. The new rules require employers to have anti-bullying policies, provide training, and have reporting and complaints procedures for bullying and harassment situations and to keep records of cases. [...]
respectful workplace Want to more respect and civility at work? Want to prevent and reduce bullying in your workplace? There has been an important first step. Just this summer, there was the first reading of a proposed act in British Columbia to prevent workplace bullying. This is very good news. While at this [...]
In this video, one of the most iconic performers of our time, Lady Gaga surprised the student population of Etobicoke Canada in speaking out for inclusivity and the abolishment of bullying.
A respectful workplace is one where we treat each other with respect and dignity and protect each other from unwelcome behaviour like bullying and harassment. We know through studies that demonstrating compassionate behaviour on its own accounts for improvements of productivity up to 30%. Why is this? We seem to know intuitively that if someone [...]
Effective conflict resolution From the mouths of babes... enjoy the smile it brings
William Ury, author of "Getting to Yes," offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations -- from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East. Using examples of the South African Bushmen...whenever tempers rise, they hide the poison arrows in the bush and they sit and talk [...]