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How Elon Musk can help you to understand and prevent workplace bullying

How Elon Musk can help you to understand and prevent workplace bullying

Elon Musk has been in the media for all the wrong reasons in the past few days. If you haven’t been following the news he labelled Vernon Unsworth, rescuer of the cave trapped Thai boys, a “pedo”, an oft used reference to a paedophile, in a Twitter tweet. This has...

Flexible work arrangements – preventing workplace bullying claims

Flexible work arrangements – preventing workplace bullying claims

At a recent networking event, the topic of the day was flexible working arrangements. They can bring about many company benefits including more productive employees. However, this had me thinking about the question of how flexible working arrangements could result in...

Awareness and action – a $1.46 million workplace bullying lesson

Awareness and action – a $1.46 million workplace bullying lesson

In August 2017, Judge J Henry awarded Mary-Rose Robinson $1,468,991 in damages. Her former employer, the Queensland State Government, was found to have been negligent and breached their duty of care to her in not acting to prevent the injury that was caused by...

How many Australians are at risk of workplace bullying?

How many Australians are at risk of workplace bullying?

Can we quantify the number of Australian employees who are at risk of injury from workplace bullying? I asked myself this question with the knowledge that I am no mathematician. Yet, I decided to give it a go based on the following data. According to the ABS, in...

You think you are resilient to workplace bullying…but are you really?

You think you are resilient to workplace bullying…but are you really?

“I never thought it would happen to me. I had spent a decade being a reasonably good manager and leader. I didn’t think I would be the broken person who couldn’t turn up to work because I couldn’t stop myself crying, not just on one day, but repeatedly.” A 2017...

Are you aware of the workplace bullying mediation risk?

Are you aware of the workplace bullying mediation risk?

Mediation. It has been a key successful solution in resolving our workplace conflicts. However, mediation is not an effective solution to workplace bullying, particularly in moderate to severe cases. In fact, mediation can exacerbate the risk to bullied targets and...

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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