It’s the office talker – the one who sees a conversation as a soliloquy and wastes untold amounts of your time with endless chatter, opinions,… Read more
You probably have the proper safety equipment to ensure you aren’t injured on the job, but what about being kept safe from psychological harm?
Risks that might lead to physical injury in the workplace are given great consideration and thought,… Read more
Sexual jokes, propositions and a little bit of flirty behaviour are harmless fun, even pleasant parts of work life, right?
No, say Jennifer Berdahl at the University of Toronto and Karl Aquino of the University of British Columbia. In a… Read more
Just when you thought enough awareness about workplace discrimination, hostile behaviour and other forms of harassment would be leading to a decrease in these things, a study finds these are on the rise.
A recent, groundbreaking study in the Journal… Read more
While often, this may be simple… Read more
Our recent column on the toll emotional abuse takes on staff, and how people cope with it, elicited thoughtful responses from many readers. Here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we received:
How can emotional… Read more
You may not know it, but psycho-terrorists are lurking in our midst. These are people in organizations who exploit weaknesses in co-workers or subordinates, instill doubt in them and over time, erode and even destroy their self-confidence to the point… Read more
It’s sneaky, subtle, underhanded, and all too common.
It’s emotional abuse. And if left to flourish, it can take a toll on workers, and ultimately organizations.
Emotional abuse is not about hurting people’s feelings on the job. To the contrary,… Read more