Marc Stedman replied to the topic The Office Bullies in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 7 years, 5 months ago
This is a very interesting topic and the subject age group and experience level is of concern. If I may play devils advocate on this, I would like to understand if this demographic of bullies are receiving suitable mentoring and continuous professional development which would include professional ethical behaviour?
In the authority I work for in the UK the average age of staffers has dropped considerably over the past two years due to the recession where the 55+ group have taken early retirement options. This has resulted in a number of 30+ staffers loosing their mentors and/or being forced on them greater responsibility without the necessary tools and experience.
Personally I have not noticed this trend in my authority yet but my wife works in a private consultancy and I can identify this behaviour there now it has been highlighted.
One to watch going forward.
Keep up the positive actions and always lead by example.
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