Bullying - The Sharks Are Out
The Gordon Brown is a bully story has opened up a new market for the plethora of educational and workplace consultants.
The last ten years has seen more and more money devolved from Local Education Authority control to schools themselves encouraging the growth of independent Educational Consultants as LEA's cut back on centralised advisory staff.
Bullying in schools has been high on the agenda with most schools now having anti-bullying policies and charters. The Gordon Brown bullying scandal can not have come at a better time for the now over populated anti-bullying consultancy market as with just a little tweaking they can amend materials and move on to bite a chunk out of the newly emerging 'Workplace Bullying' market.
The Gordon Brown affair is doubly useful to these high cost consultants as it highlights workplace bullying within the public sector. This will undoubtedly lead to government departments, both local and central, knee jeking as they make sure that they can't be accused of not training managers around this important issue.
Is that the sound of cash tills ringing?
No, this type of commerce is all all done by automatic bank transfer.
Coaching association says alleged Downing Street bullying storm could help raise awareness of wider workplace problem
Workplace bullying is now shaping up to be the next big money spinner for consultants on the back of the allegations that Prime Minister Gordon Brown is a bully - a workplace bully.
All over the country self-styled educational and management gurus are quickly amending their school anti-bullying training materials to address the not new but now out-there and in your face issue of how to tackle and eradicate the workplace bully.
Bullying isn’t always about physical violence. It can take the form of arguments and rudeness. The NHS says it can also be more subtle, excluding and ignoring people and their contribution, unacceptable criticisms and overloading people with work.
The Health and Safety Executive says bullying is a form of organisational violence and, if not dealt with properly, a potential source of work-related stress. It can go on for days, weeks or months affecting a person’s health.