Working Well Together Insights

“My boss is a narcissist”: The many labels for a workplace bully

“My boss is a narcissist”: The many labels for a workplace bully

“Michael, my psychologist told me that my boss is a narcissist!” The above words were said to me by an employee making bullying claims against their manager. At the time, this raised concerns. I had spent some time getting to know both employer and employee in my...

The Rise of “Bullying by Circumstance” in our COVID-19 World

The Rise of “Bullying by Circumstance” in our COVID-19 World

When we talk about workplace bullying, it is often mentioned in the context of the workplace narcissist or the psychopath. Did you know we can all be bullies at times? Our own behaviours can be influenced by what is occurring around us. In the current COVID-19 world,...

When is the right time to engage workplace bullying support?

When is the right time to engage workplace bullying support?

Work Safe Australia’s recent report presents data that shows workplace mental health injury claims are increasing in relation to both lost time at work and cost. Money that could be used in achieving your business goals or keeping you clients or customers happy is...

On the rise – Workcover mental health claims are up

On the rise – Workcover mental health claims are up

The numbers are going up in relation to workplace mental health and it is not in a good way for businesses around Australia. Safework Australia has recently released it’s 2017-18 statistical report on Workers Compensation and the trends are not healthy when it comes...

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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