A New MicroBlog Series: Red Flags

Red Flag (noun) : something that indicates or draws attention to a problem, danger, or irregularity. – Merriam-Webster Low-morale experience data and anecdotes highlight that, for a variety of reasons, victims often discount or ignore early warning signs that co-workers (including leaders, colleagues, or direct reports) or organizations are toxic and/or harbor or promote abusiveContinue reading “A New MicroBlog Series: Red Flags”

Renewals Reach: Gossip’s impact on morale

Bilginoğlu & Yozgat’s study delves into the nature and role of gossip in workplaces and their study tracks relationships between gossip and morale, and the impact of gossip on employees’ work engagement. The 2017 study is noted within their discussion of workplace morale. Review article (note: written in Turkish).

Renewals Reach: Sabotage in academic libraries

Kate Dohe, Erin Pappas, and Celia Emmelhainz cite the declassification of the US Office of Strategic Services’ Simple Sabotage Field Manual, which shares how individuals can purposely interrupt organizational goals. Making comparisons to contemporary workplaces and industries that are constantly undergoing change, they assert how library culture and those displeased with organizational change unwittingly or willfullyContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Sabotage in academic libraries”

Considering: Oppressed Group Behavior

[This content was originally published on October 15, 2018 at The Ink On The Page.] While analyzing data for my PoC academic librarians low morale study, I came across behaviors that seemed to fall under the realm of oppressed group behavior (OGB) – known more colloquially as “eating one’s young” the “one” being the profession and theContinue reading “Considering: Oppressed Group Behavior”