Pathological Behaviours in the Workplace
- : Glenelg North SA 5045
A Conference that Includes: Staff-Splitting; Attitudes; Emotions out of Control; Manipulative Behaviour; Drug Dependence; Fixing the Problems...
Pathological behaviours are complex and can have devastating consequences if left unrecognised and unmanaged. This conference will offer practical solutions to the following areas of conflict:
- What makes a workplace pathological?
- How does the pathological behaviour of one person impact on the behaviour of others?
- How to fix problems that are undermining and destructive
- How to deal with passive aggression - the silent intimidator!
- Managing techniques to control manipulative behaviours effectively
- How to keep emotions in check
- When to keep calm and carry on ...
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8:30AM REGISTRATION FOR DAY ONE
Bad Things Happen when Good People do Nothing!
Most people can give examples of working with someone whose behaviour was considered extreme or unacceptable. Invariably, this causes stress and turmoil in the workplace. This introductory session reviews the concept of pathological behaviour and includes:
- Why is it essential that pathological behaviours are identified and dealt with?
- What are the safety risks of doing nothing?
- How does pathological behaviour affect productivity, team morale and staff attrition?
Organisational Behaviour: Destructive Leadership
What happens when the pathological behaviours are coming from a respected leader within the organisation? This session focuses on:
- Understanding the charisma of a destructive leadership
- Why are these leaders so influential?
- What are the best management strategies for these behaviours?
10:30 MORNING TEA
Sweet and Sour - A Taste of Human Behaviour
This workshop will examine the concept of behaviour and behavioural styles which links to why humans behave as they do. Includes:
- Attitude – yours or mine?
- Influences and environment: Do they shape human behaviour?
- Behavioural styles – what are they and do they make a difference?
Workplaces - Incubators of Culture
Some workplaces thrive as healthy and wonderful places to work. Why is this so? This session examines how workplace culture can create or prevent pathological behaviour. Includes:
- Anatomy of a healthy workplace culture
- Your role in creating a positive culture
- What does this mean for patient care?
12:30PM LUNCH BREAK
Dr Michelle Tuckey
Workplace Bullying: Behaviour Unbecoming
Workplace bullying can be an insidious and hidden raft of behaviours. These behaviours are designed to intimidate and frighten people. This session will focus on:
- What are the risk factors for workplace bullying?
- The role of organisational systems and processes including supervision
- Other inappropriate workplace behaviours that contribute to bullying
3:00 AFTERNOON TEA
Dr Femke Buisman-Pijlman
Pathological Behaviours, Staff and Drug Dependence
Pathological behaviours can result from mind-altering substances such as drugs and alcohol. This session considers:
- Which signs would indicate that someone you work with may have a substance abuse habit?
- What are the dangers of allowing a drug-dependent person to continue working in a healthcare setting?
- What is your professional responsibility in such a circumstance?
4:00 CLOSE OF DAY ONE OF PROGRAM
9:00AM COMMENCEMENT OF DAY TWO
Staff Behaving Badly
Unstable at the top - fearful at the bottom. A look at what happens when colleagues, managers and other staff behave badly. An example may be radical depersonalisation and distancing behaviours which result in alienation. This session considers:
- What happens when there is no consideration for the individual’s contribution?
- What is the result of managers not sharing information?
- When laziness is called 'delegation'
- What are the repercussions of a culture of false accusations, blame and shame?
Managing Emotions at Work: Getting the Balance Right
In recent years, the healthcare system has been characterised by its unpredictability. Many nurses worry about their future and the uncertainty of their jobs. With the added pressures of life, relationships, finances and families, many nurses are at risk of emotional outbursts - either their own or from colleagues. Such high emotions can be very destructive. This session examines the impacts of uncertainty and insecurity in the workplace.
10:30 MORNING TEA
Not Taking the Problem Home - Overcoming Worry and Anxiety
When a person or an incident 'gets under your skin' it can be a source of constant worry. This can distort your perceptions and make you unhappy and distressed. This session will look at:
- What is the difference between worry and anxiety?
- How can you stop worrying?
- What can you do to become less anxious?
- How does our state of being impact on our decision-making ability?
Case Studies of Pathological Behaviours and Outcomes
Because pathological behaviours can be insidious and pervasive they can lead to extreme untoward events. This final session of the morning explores examples of these behaviours and what can be learned from them. Includes Coroners' cases.
12:45PM LUNCH BREAK
Overcoming Fear of Conflict
Conflict is not always bad. It can encourage openness and honesty, innovation and change. However, despite this many people are afraid of engaging in conflictual situations. This session includes case studies and looks at:
- How to gain confidence to stand up for what you believe is right
- Communicating in a conflictual situation
- How to aim for a 'win - win' outcome
- What to do when resolution is impossible
3:00 AFTERNOON TEA
Stress Relief and Mindfulness
In this final session you will be introduced to the principles of mindfulness and how these apply to stress relief.
4:00 CLOSE OF DAY TWO OF PROGRAM
The Goal Need for Program
Pathological behaviours are the subject of endless discussions in the workplace. The term is used to explain a raft of bad behaviours, including lying, manipulation and exploitation. Understanding their implications will assist those who are at the receiving end and those who may not have identified these behaviours within themselves. In addition, it will ensure that workplace productivity is not undermined by petulant and self-serving attitudes.
Purpose of Program
The purpose of this conference is for nurses and midwives to be able to identify and understand destructive interpersonal and organisational relationships which adversely affect them and their workplace, and to consider strategies to overcome such pathological behaviour.
Your learning outcomes:
Describe how pathological behaviours can manifest in the workplace
Explore the impact of self-serving behaviours and correlate this to lack of workplace productivity
Discuss strategies for practical and realistic resolutions
Initiate better communication strategies to promote a positive work environment
Norah is a highly qualified Advanced Continence Nurse Specialist and Clinical Governance expert in private practice in SA. She has ... Read More
Michelle Tuckey is a Associate Professor of Psychology and member of the Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety. ... Read More
Dr Femke Buisman-Pijlman is a leader in Addiction Studies and online education. She is an award-winning teacher and researcher in the Discipline ... Read More
Ben Riley has a background in mental health social work and currently works as a senior cognitive behaviour therapist at ... Read More
Linda Starr is a qualified general and psychiatric nurse, lawyer and associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery ... Read More
Charmaine Hockley's major consultancy interest is in workplace relationships and workplace concerns dealing with violence, bullying, stalking, and other inappropriate ...Read More
Alick Kay is a registered psychologist and lecturer at the University of South Australia. He teaches organisational behaviour, organisational learning ... Read More
Practicing Mindfulness gave Tina the space to come up for air, in a very difficult time of her life. Years ... Read More