Workplace bullying is a common occurrence in Australian workplaces and has important implications for the health and well-being of employees and the productivity of organisations. Victims of workplace bully can experience any number of adverse psychological and physiological effects such as:

  • High stress
  • Anxiety
  • Poor sleep
  • Depression
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Muscular skeletal symptoms

Where bullying occurs organisations also suffer outcomes such as:

  • Absenteeism
  • High turnover
  • Reduction in productivity and efficiency
  • Increased worker’s compensation claims
  • Increased health care expenditure
  • Risk to reputation

Workplace bullying is often treated as an individual problem and is dealt with as such, however it can also often be the result of systemic issues such as poor workplace culture, psychosocial risk factors, stress, leadership styles, and work relationships. Subsequently a multi-level approach to reducing and preventing bullying is necessary.

Prevention is always better than cure. Our team of experts can work with you to prevent bullying as well as address existing bullying behaviours at an individual level and a systemic level. We can assist in several areas including:  

Prevention

  • Management training on;
    • Conducting performance management and behavioural management
    • Manage difficult staff behaviour
    • Creating Anti-bullying workplaces
  • Anti-bullying training for staff
  • Development of anti-bullying and intervention policies

Intervention

  • Investigation of bullying claims
  • Counselling support for bullied workers
  • Training/Coaching for the perpetrator of bullying

We can assist your organisations create a safe and open workplace based on fairness and support through prevention, education and early intervention.

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