Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category
Friday, December 6th, 2013
Dr. Gary Namie provides clarification about three fundamental themes of the social movement against workplace bullying which are commonly misunderstood or mischaracterized:
1) It’s about bullying, not bullies or their personalities.
2) Employers act irrationally and irresponsibly about bullying, which itself makes no sense.
3) Being “anti-abuse” is not the same as being “anti-corporate”
Tags: anti-abuse, employer behavior, Gary Namie, ingratiation, Podcasts, taboo, workplace bullying, Workplace Bullying Institute
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Friday, September 6th, 2013
What type of individuals make the best advocates for an abuse-free organization where workplace bullying cannot flourish? Not bureaucrats, certainly not bullies, and darn few HR types. Over time, people prove themselves, with actions not words, the most likely allies to the cause. So, when your organization says it wants to tackle workplace bullying and forms a team, a task force, a committee, watch who is designated to serve. The chances of success depend almost entirely on the people in that group.
Tags: anti-bullying committee, anti-bullying task force, Expert Peer Team, Gary Namie, personal attributes, Podcasts, workplace bullying
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Sunday, September 1st, 2013
Throughout the years we at the WBI have covered Labor Day from the workers’ rights perspective. The holiday is not just for shopping or camping. It’s about honoring people who work. More specifically, as the historical accounts below make clear, it is about emancipating workers from horrific working conditions and doing so collectively, in an organized way. Yes, the union way.
Unions are demonized daily and growing extinct. The attacks are leveled without rebuttal by “journalists” or cowardly politicians who should represent everyone’s interests rather than corporate employers. Media reps are afraid of losing ad dollars. Politicians fear bucking the pro-corporate PACs with the funds to pour into their opponents’ campaign coffers. Unions can only muster 6% of all contributions to politicians. Corporatists control the system.
Income inequality grows in the U.S. The connection between declining unionization rates and inequality is not accidental. They are mutually determinative. That is, the richest among us want to make America a minimum wage nation, while unions ask nothing more than a living wage on which families can provide shelter, food, clothing and education for their children. Somehow, the most greedy have convinced the majority of us that those needs are excessive. That earning a $40,000 wage with benefits and a fixed pension is bankrupting America. Balderdash!!!
So, union-bashers take the weekend off, please. Let’s see how many union folks are featured in media coverage during the one holiday that belongs to them — Labor Day.
For 2013, we’re re-posting a favorite WBI podcast.
Podcast: Labor Day Message for Working Folks
Restoring dignity for the underclasses with help from Franklin Roosevelt, Mark Twain (Hal Holbrook), Andrew Cuomo, Harry Chapin.
Read the report cited in the podcast: No Rhyme or Reason: The ‘Heads I Win, Tails You Lose’ Bank Bonus Culture by Andrew Cuomo, then NY State Attorney General
Tags: economic royalists, FDR, Gary Namie, Reg Theriault, tired at work
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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Here is a nice piece of older audio from a radio program featuring Dr. Namie. His guest is Felix Nater, a former Postal Inspector, whose experiences led him to investigate workplace homicides and to prosecute offenders. Prevention was often lacking. Now consultant Nater makes violence prevention a key part of the business process for clients. He developed the Violence Interdiction Model which he shares with the Work Doctor audience.
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
More Than Incivility and Disrespect
Workplace bullying is a form of violence more severe and harmful than either incivility or disrespect.
Monday, February 18th, 2013
Outrageous By Any Other Name
Bullied targets are not believed. Sometimes the disbelief is rooted in the outrageousness of perpetrators and the innovative cruelty they inflict on targets. It’s hard to believe people can be so vicious.
There are three principal groups who deny bullying as it actually happens. Each group of disbelievers is discussed in separate audio tracks to make WBI Podcast 32.
Listen to all three parts in one clip:
Or in separate sections:
1. U.S. biz school researchers who cite “victim precipitation” as a cause
2. Employers — executives and HR
3. U.S. courts who make proving that the bullying was outrageous nearly impossible
Tags: Gary Namie, HR, intentional infliction of emotional distress, outrageous conduct, targets not believed, victim precipitation, WBI podast
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Friday, January 25th, 2013
Politics & Workplace Bullying: Inseparable Phenomena
The role of laws governing workplace rights inserts partisan politics into the debate about workers’ rights, and by extension, the future of workplace bullying.
Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Could America be poised to address mass murders after the Sandy Hook school massacre? Optimism abounds that a “tipping point” has been reached. If so, the same may be true for workplace bullying.
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
It’s the mythical magical national time for giving thanks. Considering the modern American workplace, there is little to be grateful for. Let me count (the 6) factors that interfere with a sense of gratitude by workers.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
Freedom, a much maligned word, tossed around glibly these days, means something very clear to us at WBI when talking about Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week, and all year long for bullied targets and their families.
In this podcast, we first explore some negatives we deserve to be Free From, then we turn to a couple of life’s experiences we should be Free To enjoy.