Systems Thinking and
In 2008 the report ‘The cost of workplace bullying’ highlighted the annual economic costs to individuals, organisations and the economy; 200,00 people changed jobs, 100m lost working days and an annual cost to the UK economy of over £13bn. A 2011 national workplace survey by the trades union UNISON suggest the situation is getting worse, despite an increased focus on eradicating the problem.
Workplace bullying is often seen as a result of dyadic relationships focussed on the experiences of individuals. In this seminar, however, I will argue that bullying cannot be fully understood as an isolated event, albeit of an undefined duration. Using systems thinking as a basis for the seminar I will explore the argument that bullying can only be understood in relation to the wider system of relationships that exist in the workplace and wider community.
Speaker: Damian Stoupe
Damian Stoupe is a MPhil/PhD student at the University of Bristol studying Learning Systems and Leadership. Damian is one of the 200,000 people a year who changed jobs as a result of a bullying episode. He moved out of manufacturing industry to become a counsellor specialising in workplace issues, particularly interpersonal conflict. He is also on the executive committee of BACP Workplace.
Time: April 26th, 17:00-18:15
Place: Room 2.17, the Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1JA
A PDF poster of this event can be download here.All are welcome.