Workplace Mobbing:Experiences in the Public Sector

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Title Workplace Mobbing:Experiences in the Public Sector
Author Shallcross, Linda; Sheehan, Michael; Ramsay, Sheryl Gai
Journal Name International Journal of Organisational Behaviour
Editor R. Erwee, R. Wiesner & B. Millett
Year Published 2008
Place of publication University of Southern Queensland
Publisher McGraw Hill
Abstract This paper discusses the counterproductive behaviour of ‘workplace mobbing’ where gossip, rumour, innuendo, and malicious accusations are reported to unfairly target and discredit targeted workers. The discussion is based on an Australian study of reports from public sector employees who self identified as targets of workplace mobbing. The behaviours are typically covert and are sometimes instigated and perpetuated by management. In focusing on three themes that emerged from the interview study, the paper discusses the sometimes toxic nature of public sector culture, mobbing behaviours and workplace expulsion. It also discusses some recommended regulatory and organizational responses that could potentially reduce the occurrence of such behaviours.
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Published Yes
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2008. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this journal please refer to the publisher’s website or contact the authors.
Volume 13
Issue Number 2
Page from 56
Page to 70
ISSN 1440-5377
Date Accessioned 2009-04-06
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Organisational Behaviour
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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