Part of coping with bullying is challenging the organisational systems that in an ever increasing, unrelenting fashion erode the self-esteem and self-efficacy of an entire workforce — as evidenced by this recent report.
People are not huddling in corners in fear of a perpetrator out there, but they are de-spirited and humiliated by ever demanding working practices. Within these systems, managers are put under pressure to increase staff performance, reduce overtime, and cut costs to meet their targets — how employees experience this process is not top of the organizational agenda.
She is also a singer-songwriter and has made a number of albums. Under the new rules scientists who have been sanctioned by their institutions could lose out on funding. Following in the footsteps of many a Chairman before him, he will focus on changing behaviour from the top.
Employees have spoken out, they may perhaps not have been heard. It strikes me that Lord Hall is somewhat disingenuous. We reviewed the findings of the investigation and discussed them with the staff member. Her work — which has focused on identifying genes that cause disease, particularly breast, ovarian and childhood cancers — has brought her numerous accolades and secured millions of pounds in funding for the ICR.
The Savile Enquiry gave rise to this current report, but it seems that what is being reported goes way beyond some individual culprits and bad bosses.
Uncomfortable to whom, we might ask. Sadly, many of us left our employment at the ICR psychologically damaged and disillusioned. The staff member decided to resign and will be leaving the ICR. Professor Stale Einarsen from the University of Bergen suggested in a recent lecture at Birkbeck that bullying had little to do with good or bad leadership — it was those leaders that do nothing and create a vacuum that really damage the culture in organizations.
The BBC is not alone. A further 23 former or current employees of the ICR and its sister organisation, the Royal Marsden hospital where Rahman also holds a key role, claimed to have witnessed incidents of bullying and harassment. Arguably, the answer would be to question all organizational policies that are in place, and evaluate these in terms of their appropriateness with a dignified working life, balancing values with costs.
Each of us felt privileged to be appointed by the ICR and to be given the opportunity to contribute to this endeavour. Why was this not picked up then?The latest Tweets from Babita Sharma (@BabitaBBC). Journalist, Presenter & BBC World News Anchor. A corner shop kid.
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14 replies retweets likesAccount Status: Verified. While 36% of gay pupils report bullying in south-east England, it is a more common experience in Wales, where 54% of gay pupils face bullying, and the West and East Midlands, where 51% do so.
In May, the Wellcome Trust, which is one of the world’s largest research-funding charities, announced a new policy aimed at cracking down on harassment and bullying in order to create a more.Download