Working Well Together Insights

Are you a workplace bullying bystander?

Are you a workplace bullying bystander?

What’s it like to be bullied for eight years without relief? I worked with a man who found himself in this situation. Targeted by his supervisor, early on, he raised it with a senior manager, who discussed it with the bully. Increased abuse was the only result. It...

Why do women bully other women more than they bully men?

Why do women bully other women more than they bully men?

The world of workplace bullying is a complex one. In my own learning about the subject area, my own pre-conceptions and understanding is constantly being challenged; all in the aid of creating safer workplaces. One article presents that women perpetrate 70% of...

Does your management team support workplace bullying?

Does your management team support workplace bullying?

It’s great to think that your management team doesn’t support workplace bullying. You might think that they don’t, but what do your employees think? Perception plays a significant role in workplace bullying and if your employees think you have a problem, then you do...

Bullied mature workers – friend or foe?

Bullied mature workers – friend or foe?

Experienced team members can be amazing mentors and informal leaders. They can help you build a positive culture and business success. Yet when targeted by workplace bullying they can become your foe. I recently explored the question of how mature workers respond to...

Do you have the maturity to document workplace bullying incidents?

Do you have the maturity to document workplace bullying incidents?

A risk management tool that many companies use is an incident report form. It allows you to measure incident rates, severity and responses to workplace injury. Yet, how many of you record workplace bullying incidents measuring the risk? Some years back, I was faced...

Walking the line – Performance management and workplace bullying

Walking the line – Performance management and workplace bullying

Are you concerned that if you start performance managing a member of your team that you will be accused of bullying them? If you are, you are not alone. However, under the Fair Work Act, reasonable management action carried out in a reasonable manner is not workplace...

Emotional intelligence or workplace bullying, which do you choose?

Emotional intelligence or workplace bullying, which do you choose?

What employee characteristics does your company need to be successful? Is emotional intelligence on your list of required capabilities? Emotional intelligence is linked to both our individual success and that of our workplace. As emotionally intelligent employees,...

Workplace bullying: Political correctness gone mad!

Workplace bullying: Political correctness gone mad!

Not so long ago, I read a post on LinkedIn. I was horrified to read that the poster had labelled workplace bullying as political correctness gone mad. At first, I asked myself the question “Should I be horrified by some writing that?” just to make sure I wasn’t being...

How do I stop someone from bullying in my workplace?

How do I stop someone from bullying in my workplace?

A common question I am asked at conferences and workshops by participants is “How do I stop someone from bullying in my workplace?” The short answer is that you need to tell the person they are using bullying type behaviours. It is highly unlikely they will have their...

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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