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Everyone hates the workplace bully right; but what if you don’t?

Everyone hates the workplace bully right; but what if you don’t?

The workplace bully. They are psychopaths, narcissists, snakes in suits, or throw in whatever other name you want to call them. It feels like we are supposed to hate bullies completely, doesn't it? But what if we don’t hate them that completely? What if we like parts...

When good employees become workplace bully negative advocates

When good employees become workplace bully negative advocates

Have you ever been in a workplace and there appears to be a mass of bullies or their supporters? How is it that there can be so many at the one time? Bill Eddy of the High Conflict Institute provides us with insight into this question and it's answer. He give us an...

Workplace Mental Health Compensation Claims Continue to Rise

Workplace Mental Health Compensation Claims Continue to Rise

The Australian Workers Compensation Report 2018-19 was released recently and it continues to report a trend we have seen across the last two decades in that mental health related workplace compensation claims continue to rise. Across the board, mental health claims...

Does working from home keep targets safe from workplace bullying?

Does working from home keep targets safe from workplace bullying?

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work almost overnight. To reduce the transmission of the virus and maintain continuity of employment during the pandemic, some governments have instructed where employees can work from home, they must work from home. Data...

Can helping a workplace bully change be a team effort?

Can helping a workplace bully change be a team effort?

Workplace bullying can be viewed as a team problem. When you have a bully in your midst, it is going to impact on everyone in the team. Employees are unsafe as they may be on the receiving end of abuse, either overt or covert. Employees regardless of position can...

About Michael

Michael Plowright is the founder of Working Well Together. Led by a profound belief that people should live happy, productive lives both in and out of the workplace, he supports companies and organisations that are resolute about preventing and managing workplace bullying.

Michael started Working Well Together because he saw that despite workplace bullying undoubtedly being a serious issue, many workplaces are ill-equipped to prevent or manage it. Managers and HR and OH&S staff often don’t have the time or skills, or find that the systems they have in place are too broad and generic to deal with what is a very particular issue.

Michael has over 15 years’ experience in leadership and management in the not-for-profit sector, successfully leading teams at both strategic and operational levels. He has experienced first-hand the challenges of managing staff with difficult behaviours like bullying, and knows what it’s like to be in the centre of a human storm. His extensive experience managing office behaviours, providing support to targets of workplace bullying, and rebuilding teams affected by it, forms the foundation of Working Well Together. This, together with his specialist, up-to-date knowledge of workplace bullying and legislation, allows him to help companies and organisations so they can focus on their core purpose and keeping their clients happy, and so that employees can go home safe and well at the end of each day.

Are you interested in learning more about Michael? Click here to get in touch, or connect on LinkedIn.

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