Workplace mobbing : experiences in the public sector
Shallcross, Linda, Sheehan, Michael , & Ramsay, Sheryl (2008) Workplace mobbing : experiences in the public sector. Workplace Mobbing: Experiences in the public sector, 13(2), pp. 56-70.
This paper discusses the counterproductive behaviour of ‘workplace mobbing’ where gossip, rumour, innuendo, and malicious accusations are reported to unfairly target and discredit targeted workers. The discussion is based on an Australian study of reports from public sector employees who self identified as targets of workplace mobbing. The behaviours are typically covert and are sometimes instigated and perpetuated by management. In focusing on three themes that emerged from the interview study, the paper discusses the sometimes toxic nature of public sector culture, mobbing behaviours and workplace expulsion. It also discusses some recommended regulatory and organizational responses that could potentially reduce the occurrence of such behaviours.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||workplace mobbing, workplace bullying, workplace harassment, public sector management, discrimination|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > Social Work & Human Services
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 L. Shallcross, M. Sheehan & S. Ramsay|
|Deposited On:||11 Aug 2011 13:24|
|Last Modified:||13 Aug 2011 00:46|
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