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  1. Michaella Lyanne Teresa Candelaria Guerrero Misko
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    Michaella Lyanne Teresa Candelaria Guerrero Misko
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  2. ProducerMelinda Brain

    Melinda Brain

    13/11/2016
    Surviving a Toxic Organisation
    Surviving a Toxic OrganisationToxic Organisations impact the organisation's most valuable member, its employee. How can employees survive a toxic organisation and is it as simple as one would think? Probably not, however this post will look at the signs that an...
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    Melinda Brain
    17/11/2016 #34 Melinda Brain
    #33 Thank you @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman for the welcome and the comment!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    15/11/2016 #33 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    I've seen a few of these situations during my career. I found it's best to move on, if at all possible. No job is worth jeopardizing your health. Welcome to beBee @Melinda Brain.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    15/11/2016 #32 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #28 It's why I share my story Melinda. I've seen people stay in those environments, hoping things will change, but they don't. I stuck to it for three years before I finally accepted the inevitable. I never regretted my decision. No job is worth risking your health and happiness.
    Melinda Brain
    14/11/2016 #31 Melinda Brain
    #19 Thanks Daphne, it sounds like you have really embraced Australian law. It is really interesting to hear about power distance in the Malaysian firms.
    Melinda Brain
    14/11/2016 #30 Melinda Brain
    #29 Thanks for commenting. What do you think of the Founders or the Directors?
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    14/11/2016 #29 Erroll -EL- Warner
    The trickle down effect. Get rid of the CEO and the executive branch including the executive Human Resources member.
    Melinda Brain
    13/11/2016 #28 Melinda Brain
    #22 Pamela, thank you so much for sharing your experience and for being upfront and personal with us. I hoped that by doing this post that it would resonate personally with people that are either currently experiencing or have experienced a toxic culture before. My job is done here.
    Melinda Brain
    13/11/2016 #27 Melinda Brain
    #24 I agree, Graham. When a Leader tells me culture is "the way we do things", to me that's an empty statement. I want to see more descriptors when it comes to Culture. Perhaps my next topic will be Culture :)
    Melinda Brain
    13/11/2016 #26 Melinda Brain
    #25 Thanks for commenting, Jan and sharing your experience.
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    13/11/2016 #25 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    Worked for years under a Toxic Workplace... early on
    Discovered that Toxic Bosses dont join a business by chance.. most Are brought by someone HIGHER up the chain
    Of command... That protects them form being chastised for their actions.:. My advice to anyone in a toxic enviroment ???? Leave As Soon As POSSIBLE!!!! Use time to look for another job... because as low as you can go wont make you invisible.... pack and leave... never look back...
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    13/11/2016 #24 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    Nice Buzz @Melinda Brain... my experience is leaders create culture and leaders change cultures. It is important to keep culture a topic of conversation and something that is always part of your back pocket list of questions when a leader comes to visit.
    What is the vision for the company's culture? What is your ideal culture for continued growth and employee engagement? What are your thoughts on how we can continue to develop our culture to be/ or maintain being the leader in the industry? All somewhat loaded questions and move the discussion of culture from "lip service" to actual discussion. I look forward to more of your thoughts on corporate culture, etc. Thanks !
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/11/2016 #23 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #22 @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams Sometimes hard times and oppression by others become unbearable. But, then in such circumstances, you have to be persevering, bold and ready enough to make right decisions. Some periods of suffering are like ordeals, rest become lessons and memory. Best is to brush off the painful past and recall only that made you courageous to withstand hardships. This is the mettle, the spirit and worthwhile inspiration that makes our living on the go and celebrate ahead with newer initiatives to be always cheery. May the Almighty Lord lead you on the upright, cherishing pathway. Wishing all success, good times ahead!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    13/11/2016 #22 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Melinda, welcome to beBee and thank you for writing your first post. I fought for survival in an extremely toxic work environment for three years. I somehow became the target of sanctified colleague abuse. The HR Manager to whom I went suddenly took early retirement and I was one of the few staff members he stopped by to say goodbye and "wish me the best of luck with the company". I ended up on extended leave twice due to surgery. I was seeing a stress counselor and making sure to take vacations. I would get several calls a day during the vacations and when I returned things would have changed that made my job more difficult. It was the death of my beloved grandfather that showed me just how low these people would stoop when I returned and found a cheap, half dead plant on my desk with a note that said: sorry for your loss. In addition someone had been in my office and I couldn't find anything. No sympathy for my grief, they were on me immediately with demand after demand. It took less than a year before I resigned. I wrote a comment on a management blog about my experience and was totally open and honest about everything, including things I thought I could have done different. They came back with the same advice as you; I did the only thing I could do; leave. Once management starts condoning inhuman treatment by their staff, the game is over; leave.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    13/11/2016 #21 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #1 Absolutely Javier! I am so please you have this philosophy. It makes me love beBee even more. This must be why we always see smiles on the staff pictures!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/11/2016 #20 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Toxic culture, after all, creates a slump in everyone's feelings and the outcomes are worst, with discord, breakups and sore ties.
    Daphne Lok
    13/11/2016 #19 Daphne Lok
    I have worked in the area of HR both in Asia and Australia. In Australia, overall there is greater awareness about bullying and as a company, we instituted new policies and compliance training on workplace bullying when the anti-bullying legislation was introduced by Fair Work. I have personally investigated a number of complaints about workplace bullying, most of the time we were able to resolve the issues fairly quickly and the relevant parties either apologised or faced disciplinary action and the issues were mostly satisfactorily resolved.
    I am now back in Malaysia and I have found that unfortunately there is very little awareness about the issues of workplace bullying and there is almost no support for employees who happen to work under a superior who is bullying or harassing them. The power distance is much bigger between the employer and employee and hierarchical and command/control styles of management is very strong and especially entrenched in Asia.
    Therefore when an employee works under a boss who is who abuses his staff by withdrawing support in public or uses harsh verbal public reprimand, there is very little an employee can do, except to suffer in silence, hide their emotions and swallow their pride and manage their own anxiety and this can go on or years, unless the employee finally leaves. Thanks for your article.
    Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    13/11/2016 #18 Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    Thanks Melinda for this Producer. It's true everything that you say. Currently, I think there are a lot of toxic organizations. As @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee said. It's because there are people whose behavior it's not the correct. The best solution is to finish the relationship.
    Welcome to the hive!!!๐Ÿ˜€
    Melinda Brain
    13/11/2016 #17 Melinda Brain
    #14 thanks for taking the time to read my post and for the shares. Health and wellbeing can never be under estimated :)
    Nick Mlatchkov
    13/11/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #11 cool!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #15 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Shared on beBee and twitter!
  3. Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    One of the fastest growing types of cybercrime is ransomware โ€” a spooky attack in which hackers remotely breach and freeze the contents of your computer. They threaten to destroy all your files โ€” usually within a day or two โ€” unless you pay a "ransom" in untraceable digital currency like Bitcoin.
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    How to stay safe online as cybercrime reaches epic proportions
    www.nbcnews.com Cybercrime has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. and abroad, meaning digital security is more important than...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Thank you for keeping us posted! Feel free to Share to Hives: Scammers or Bullying; same vein here. Thank you for increasing awareness!
    Tom Peine
    24/08/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Mobile devices are not always viewed as being as exposed to threats as PCs are. Especially the elderly are extremely vulnerable (on desktop and mobile) to all types of exploitation. I am glad to see a regular news channel picked up the topic and I hope this became (or becomes) part of their newscast. It is more challenging to reach this particular demographic as their consumption of news is still based on the more traditional sources. These traditional outlets in turn struggle more than new media to keep their viewers/readers up to date on digital threats.
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    24/08/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1 You are correct Michelle! I think the "unhackable" devices are now more of a challenge than ever before as well!
    Michelle Jackson
    24/08/2016 #1 Michelle Jackson
    For google androids 90% or more of the apps contain malware, spyware, touchloggers and viruses.
  4. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Ran across this interesting article, and of course surgeons still throw instruments across the Operating Room.

    "Who can help?

    Besides confronting that person, management would be the next in command. If management is ineffective, human resources would be next. But there is always a fear of retaliation.

    Some institutions have zero tolerance. This behavior is not accepted. The EAP (employee assistance program) is recommended for the victim and for the bully. EAP is a counseling service offered by many hospitals to their employees. A probation period may be recommended for the bully.

    Hospitals that implemented zero tolerance, have seen a 50 percent change in the climate of the unit, for the better."

    I think I'd like to know more about this EAP. Never heard of it. "50% change in the climate...for the better." ~well. That perks my interest.

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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    We are nurses: Stop the bullying in health care
    www.kevinmd.com Let's stamp out bullying forever and go back to what we know and...
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    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    02/09/2016 #3 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    The other problem is the hours and sleep deprivation. So not only do we have to be worried about equipment being hacked which include data being stolen and dosing manipulation we have to be concerned with this kind of poor coping mechanisms. Which only creates an environment where no one can think straight and everyone is stressed including the patient.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    02/09/2016 #2 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    I wonder if there is a correlation to mistakes and hostility / poor coping skills?
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