Toxic behaviour in the workplace comes in many forms, from overt forms of bullying and ridicule, to insidious behaviour that, over time, undermines individuals and work-groups over time. Employees are four times more likely to be bullied than sexually harassed and in 75% of cases will leave their jobs as a result.
Bad workplace behaviours and practices contribute to 30-50% of stress related illnesses at work costing this country up to $60m/yr in workers compensation claims. One-in-four employees has been bullied at work and four-in-five employees have witnessed it. In the workplace, a range of legislation, standards and codes of ethics guide our decision-making and our on the-job conduct to ensure that all employees are treated fairly and with respect. Under OH&S provisions, employers and employees alike have a duty of care to prevent harm to others and to maintain the right to the 'quiet enjoyment of work.
- Disordered personalities at work. Recognise toxic behavior and its impact for individuals, teams and organisations.
- Feeling grounded and capable to manage toxic behavior.
- Knowing when to question and when to act.
- What are the behaviours of psychopathy, bullying and misconduct and what is the legal obligations for managing each.
- The origin of aggressive behaviours and the very real difference between strength in leadership and its effectiveness and mistaking psychopathic behaviour for good leadership.
- Interpersonal neurobiology. Brain science to survive and thrive in toxic work environments.