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A $625000 Lesson in Dealing with Alleged Workplace Bullying

A $625000 Lesson in Dealing with Alleged Workplace Bullying

At a price this high, you’d hope that this lesson came with a medical or maybe even a lawyers degree. Unfortunately, it didn’t. This lesson came with an employee who suffered a significant psychosocial workplace injury; and a Government department spending money,...

False Positives – Preventing False Workplace Bullying Reports

False Positives – Preventing False Workplace Bullying Reports

I was having a conversation with a colleague the other day about workplace bullying who holds an organisational management position. He uttered that one of the key challenges of providing workplace bullying training was that no sooner had they done the training than...

Stopping Workplace Bullying – Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

Stopping Workplace Bullying – Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

As a manager, I spent years prioritising the art of managing my team members’ safety. While it was a managerial responsibility required by law, the last thing I ever wanted to do was to have to call a family member and tell them that someone they loved was injured at...

Finding Justice after a Workplace Bullying Incident

Finding Justice after a Workplace Bullying Incident

Being on the receiving end of workplace bullying can be an unexpected life-shattering event for any of us. Recovery from workplace bullying is a process that can take years, while some targets of bullying never return to work. Finding justice can be difficult for a...

Am I the Bully?

Am I the Bully?

At a meeting a few days ago, I was asked a question “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a checklist that allowed a bully to work out for themselves whether they are a bully?” Creating a checklist to assist people to assess whether they are using bullying type behaviours...

The invariable “bullying” word

The invariable “bullying” word

Every time I tell someone for the first time that I run a consultancy specialising in workplace bullying, it inevitably leads to a story of his or her experience. On some occasions it is experience of behaviours directed at them. On others, it may have been what they...

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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