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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...

Three actions you can take to help change a bully’s behaviour

Three actions you can take to help change a bully’s behaviour

You know you have a problem. He is doing it again. You have spoken to him, but the pattern continues to be repeated and other employees are letting you know. They are continuing to be rubbed up the wrong way. You need to act. When it comes to behaviours that are...

Is it time to call bully-s**t on the bullies can’t change theory?

Is it time to call bully-s**t on the bullies can’t change theory?

Last week, I presented at a conference on the topic "Can a workplace bully change their spots?" Being somewhat partial to audience participation, I started off with a poll and asked attendees this question "Do you think a bully can change his or her spots?" I am used...

Apprentices at Risk –  The Impact of Exposure to Workplace Bullying

Apprentices at Risk – The Impact of Exposure to Workplace Bullying

Earlier this year, Griffith University released the results of a study completed for Mates in Construction exploring the impact of bullying on apprentices in the Queensland construction industry and it's impact on their mental health and suicide ideation. The results...

Innovative or bullying – what do you want your company to be?

Innovative or bullying – what do you want your company to be?

Being part of an innovative workplace can be exciting and energising. Exploring ways to learn, grow and improve; being part of the explorers and creators. It can be the best type of workplace to be in. Innovation keeps us successful, relevant and ahead of our...

Can we change bullying bosses through empathy?

Can we change bullying bosses through empathy?

Bullying along side the word empathy isn’t often placed side by side. This is understandable when we have experienced bullies attack, undermine and/or humiliate us or our work colleagues. Sometimes this is overt involving verbal abuse and physical intimidation....

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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