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Workplace bullying & mobbing: Applying Jennifer Freyd’s framework of institutional betrayal vs. institutional courage

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
Psychology professor Jennifer Freyd (U. Oregon) is helping us to understand organizations in ways that illuminate the dynamics of workplace bullying and mobbing. Last year (link here), I highlighted her work on “DARVO,” which…

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Using scholarship to make a difference

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
I’ve been spending large chunks of recent weekends working away on a law review article about therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ), the school of legal thought that examines the therapeutic and anti-therapeutic properties of laws, legal…

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Minding the Workplace is 10 years old!

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
Ten years ago this month, I launched this blog. Some 1.1 million page views, 1750+ subscribers, and 1650+ articles later, Minding the Workplace has become a popular source of commentary on work, workers, and…

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Pixar animated film captures workplace diversity challenges in 8 minutes

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
Pixar has released a great little animated film that beautifully captures the challenges of building workforce diversity in the midst of a white male “bro” culture, starring a ball of yarn named Purl. Emily Canal,…

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Are workplace abusers “emotional terrorists”?

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” (1893) In my last post, I discussed a lengthy investigative piece in Variety magazine from December, detailing the story behind Live Nation Entertainment’s decision to place leading producer Heather Parry (“A Star…

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A Commonwealth employee passes away on the job after administrators allegedly refused to accept her doctor’s note

Oh my goodness! At what point will the system recognize that we have to deal with this bullying in the workplace issue. Please read the MA Healthy Workplace blog. If you have a story to share, see the email. The … Continue reading

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Sarkis: How to identify a gaslighter

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
Joining the growing literature on gaslighting behaviors is Dr. Stephanie Sarkis’s Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People — and Break Free (2018). Sarkis is both a counselor and a mediator, and her experiences…

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