How to Stop Your Workplace Going Pear Shaped is a distillation of the author’s twenty years experience as a researcher, consultant, organizational psychologist and employer. The experiences are based on years of investigating the fascinating living entities that are workplaces, and on the privilege of being able to speak to thousands of Australian workers and managers. The text is an eclectic one, drawing on research and experience in the areas of occupational stress, organizational development, business strategy and case law. Key features include: * Practical strategies for preventing bullying, and managing mental health issues at work * Practical strategies for managing difficult performance and termination issues * A must-have text for human resources professionals and postgraduate students * Relevant for anyone who employs staff.
About the Author
Martha Knox-Haly is a registered psychologist in the state of NSW, and is a full member of the College of Organisational Psychologists. Prior to registration in 1995, Ms Knox-Haly was employed as a Senior Researcher in the Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Teaching at Sydney University. She has provided guest lectures at Sydney University, Macquarie University, the University of Western Sydney, and is a part-time lecturer in Strategic Human Resources at Sydney University. Ms Knox-Haly has been writing about occupational stress and organisations for twenty years. Ms Knox-Haly completed her MBA in 2006 and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program with the Department of Work and Organisational Studies, Sydney University. Her doctorate focuses on ‘The link between economic rationalism and stress claims in the NSW public sector’. Ms Knox-Haly has extensive experience as a practitioner in managing, assessing and understanding the relationships between clinical psychological conditions and workplace management systems. Her particular areas of specialisation are the prevention of occupational stress, the prevention of bullying and performance management systems.