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Thursday, 9 July 2015


I am reading this book at the moment and I will post a review/comments here in due course.  But I wanted to bring it to your attention.  People are being bullied in workplaces as you read this.  It is a scandal and a disgrace but it can be stopped...........

The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullying

The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullying
Edited by Anne-Marie Quigg
Gower 2015

Here's the blurb from the back cover:

The topic of workplace bullying and abuse gained considerable public and media attention during 2013 when the scandal of events at the BBC was unveiled following an enquiry led by Dinah Rose QC. The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullying, edited by Dr Anne-Marie Quigg, presents the collective wisdom and knowledge of a number of lawyers, management experts and academics from around the world. The key themes include understanding the law in each country represented and the responsibilities of individuals as well as management teams and governors in organizations. 

New case studies are supplied by people working with and within HR teams who have professional experience of dealing with the issue, as well as practical suggestions that are of use to managers, to people accused of bullying and also to people who find they are targets of bullying. Dr Quigg summarizes the range and scope of the contributions by the individual contributors, commenting on the research findings and professional experience that informs them. The book thus reflects the variety of options for dealing with bullying that are relevant in different parts of the world, and focuses on advice that is pertinent in real life, rather than presenting a collection of academic theories.

About the Editor:

Dr Anne-Marie Quigg is a Director of Jackson Quigg Associates (UK), which currently focuses on providing writing and editing services for a number of clients.

An occasional Guest Lecturer at several universities in London, Dr Quigg has a BA in English from Queens University, Belfast and a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Administration from City University, London, where she also gained her PhD in the Department of Cultural Policy and Management, studying workplace bullying in the arts.

Anne-Marie Quigg has been an actor, a regional and community arts officer and a theatre and arts centre administrator and director. She has also been a committee member, trustee and chair of, and an adviser to, a large number of community and arts organizations throughout the UK.

Anne-Marie is also the author of Gower title Bullying in the Arts: Vocation, Exploitation and Abuse of Power.


Introduction: bullying without borders, Anne-Marie Quigg; 

Online experiences of workplace bullying targets, Tanja Maier and Neil S. Coulson; 

The United States of America and bullying - a cross-cultural perspective, Mark L. Vrooman; 

Workplace bullying: positive approaches for leadership intervention, Michael J. Sheehan; 

Conflict in the creative industries, Cathy John; 

Oppression in Ireland, Sheila K. Martin; 

Options for tackling bullying complaints, Sarah Crayford Brown; 

Bullying - the perspective of the accused, Frances-Louise McGregor; 

Harassment in the workplace - European perspectives, David Gibson; 

Essential requirements for developing best practice, Anne-Marie Quigg and Sheila K. Martin.

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