With the best will in the world we don’t get on with everyone.
One of the most serious and disruptive issues is workplace bullying. What happens in the workplace may be a continuation of school or former workplace behaviours. The potential damage and range of consequences can be very costly in human and business terms. Reduced productivity, isolation or exclusion. falling accuracy, increased re-work and absenteeism are some of the more visible effects of bullying impacting the workplace.
When these behaviours remain ignored and unaddressed – it is as if they are condoned by senior management, the culture is undermined, values and standards compromised.These behaviours then become the norm and form the basis of some management behaviours, and even accepted management styles.
Unsuccessful internal applicants can become some of the most subtly negative influences on workplace relationships.
Workshops in workplace rights and responsibilities have been effective in significantly reducing bullying workplace cultures.
Workplace relationship issues frequently arise from the forming of new relationships, breakdowns of personal relationships where both parties work in the same workplace, and the impact these relationship formations and breakdowns have on others in the workplace. Some organisations have policies covering these matters, and in reality they still happen.
From effective impartial discussion with one or both parties to a mediated meeting for all parties concerned, through to full debriefing for Team Leaders and Managers, and team or workplace workshops, Elliott Consultancy offers skill and expertise gained in a variety of environments and circumstances to facilitate such workplace relationship breakdowns.