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Five Workplace Issues We’ll Be Talking About In 2018

Five Workplace Issues We’ll Be Talking About In 2018 | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

We thought 2016 was a year of turning points. But we had no idea how 2017 would shape up to hold far more moments that affected the workplace, from the current administration’s changing positions on labor policy issues, to whistleblowers sounding the alarm on sexism, racism, and other unfair practices, to the shifting demographics of the workforce itself with the first members of gen Z making their entry into full-time employment.

 

Here is a look at some of the more significant trends that will continue to dominate the conversation around work in 2018.


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We should have been talking about the first two all along, unequal pay and workplace harrassment. The latter is all about power and bullying.

The last one, AI in the workplace, is something that needs to be talked about. It is a greater challenge in job loss and a need to rethink what that means for the future. Jobs are leaving, not only because of tax incentives, but because humans can be replaced. Is that what we want?
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EEOC; Harassment; AI and Robots and Mixed generational management all hot topics for the coming year...

Ian Berry's curator insight, December 20, 2017 4:25 PM
These are all good conversations to have. The one I want to see the most is about being the best humans we can be because therein lies the future of work far more than anything else
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Confronting the jerk: What else can we do?

Confronting the jerk: What else can we do? | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Accounts of egregious workplace behavior are suddenly all over the news – again. Harvey Weinstein and Mark Halperin are just two of the more notable figures recently identified of being guilty of such behavior. Does such behavior exist in all organizations? Consider the male manager who’s known to be a ladies’ man, a bit of a flirt. But he’s harmless, right? Not necessarily. Then there’s the manager who’s a “bit” of a bully, who can harshly cut down people he doesn’t like.
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As a teacher, I witnessed and experienced bullying on several levels. We see the bullying that takes place between children. I experienced bullying from other staff and administration. I saw parents bully their children and other people's children.

The article makes the point that it is not enough to have training. It is essential we address the bullying that happens to us and to others around us. It is essential to offer children and staff in schools a safe haven.

When I saw other staff being bullied, I would quietly say "come and have a tea with me."
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Dodge Ball and Relay Races at Recess are Curbing Bullying at Some Schools

Dodge Ball and Relay Races at Recess are Curbing Bullying at Some Schools | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
NYC schools with structured recess are reporting less aggressive behaviors, studies found.
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Although structured time can be useful, unstructured play is essential to children learning. Finding how to integrate these two is a key for teachers, parents, and others.
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2 kinds of bullying, 2 kinds of empathy: Research - NetFamilyNews.org

2 kinds of bullying, 2 kinds of empathy: Research - NetFamilyNews.org | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
There's the classic "low status" bullying and then the "high status" kind. Let's take a look at both AND the fact that there are 2 kinds of empathy too.
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This is interesting reading for teachers. Understanding that someone can use the right words and not be empathic is essential when dealing with bullies.
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Workplace Bullying: An Act of War Threatening the Health and Safety of Your Employees

Workplace Bullying: An Act of War Threatening the Health and Safety of Your Employees | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Bullying can have a serious impact on health and safety in your workplace. Learn more about its effects and how to identify bullying behavior.
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When I was teaching, I experienced and witnessed considerable workplace bullying. It seemed to be the good-to tactic for administrators and teachers. Do we keep good teachers in the fold?
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The Role of State and Local Policies in Bullying Prevention

The Role of State and Local Policies in Bullying Prevention | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
State laws and policies around bullying prevention became a focus for the US Department of Education in early 2010. In its analysis o
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It is essential for bullying to be dealt with at all levels. My experience was that we had adults bullying adults in schools.
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Perspective | Transgender kids are bullied all the time. The White House is helping the bullies.

Perspective | Transgender kids are bullied all the time. The White House is helping the bullies. | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Withdrawing guidance on school bathrooms will cause more pain.

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This is not a debate unique to the US. It is happening in Canada, specifically in Edmonton. What do we want for children? How do keep each child safe? Those are the question that should guide sound policy, but they are overlooked.
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Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture

Abusers and Enablers in Faculty Culture | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Academe is full of Petruchios looking for their next Kate.
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People who abuse and those who enable that abuse are in every walk of life. Abuse and bullying are pernicious, leaving victims feeling as if they have done something wrong when they have not.
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Learning How Bullying Happens In Order To Prevent It

Learning How Bullying Happens In Order To Prevent It | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
A new national survey asked students about how they experience bullying in order to help educators try to stop it.
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Here is the challenge: "if signficant adults in the lives of children and youth i.e. parents, teachers, political leaders, etc. bully others, what do we expect from children and youth?
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Preventing bullying through…fiction? It works!

Preventing bullying through…fiction? It works! | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
A writer contends that reading fiction can prevent bullying by allowing students to experience life through another person’s eyes.
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Reading about people who are different than us, particularly if they are not stereotyped, can be helpful to understand diversity. It provides an opportunity to reflect on and have conversations about topics like diversty, stereotypes, bullying, etc.
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Workplace bullying and 'the new normal' | BPS Beta Site

Workplace bullying and 'the new normal' | BPS Beta Site | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Admittedly, it’s not always the primary factor, but workplace bullying does seem a common comorbidity for a range of other workplace dysfunctions and if I am present onsite long-enough, I know that people will raise concerns.
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Can you imagine what it is like trying to teach children to not be bullies in schools where adults bully one another?
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Anatomy of School Bullying

Anatomy of School Bullying | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Understanding the hot spots within schools is essential to putting a stop to student bullying.

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The intriguing thing about bullying is it goes on at the adult level, as well. It is essential children do not see adults in schools bullying each other.
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The Relationship between Bullying and Trauma

The Relationship between Bullying and Trauma | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Research- and evidence-based bullying prevention programs have addressed bullying in a systemic and comprehensive way. We now hav
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Bullying and trauma are linked. A place to begin is to reflect on the power of role models. Do the adults in our schools bully one another and children?
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Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behaviour patterns that counteract the impulse toward bullying.


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What if we treated each other kindly every day instead of on special days? This might begin with the way adults treat each other in School.

 

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