In an ideal world, the modern day workplace would be a place where we go to be productive and earn. Our colleagues would become our allies and we would work together in synchrony to ensure we achieve the organisations goals. People inside and outside the organisation would respect the fact that our work role is temporary, and ends at the end of the working day. In this type of workplace, work makes sense and our outputs would justify our efforts.
Unfortunately, the reality of organisational life is not as simple as the above. People behave badly in organisations to the extent that their conduct interferes with the effective operation of the business, and poses a threat to fellow staff members or customers. Organisational leaders have to manage these behaviours. If employers fail to address and correct bad workplace behavior, negative consequences such as poor morale, employee stress, damage to reputation, and employee turnover. Well-being and mental health can also be impacted by the organisations failure to manage disruptive behaviours. Organisations have a duty to care for employees, and employees should be held accountable for how they behave. Asides offering consultation in this area, we can help with the following:
- Resilience coaching
- Creating a company policy regarding workplace behaviour before an incident occurs
- Select and develop people wisely
- Psychological profiling
- Referring staff to the Issues@Work Clinic
Dr Hunter-Hill specialises in using Systems-Psychodynamic approaches such as ORA and CIBART to investigate a range of issues in the workplace,