Transformative Leadership for True Workplace Collaboration: Strengthening Workplace Culture through Attention to Workplace Bullying Affronts

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621292
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transformative Leadership for True Workplace Collaboration: Strengthening Workplace Culture through Attention to Workplace Bullying Affronts
Other Titles:
Responses to Workplace Bullying
Author(s):
Dzurec, Laura C.; Kennison, Monica
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Beta
Author Details:
Laura C. Dzurec, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN; Monica Kennison, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: Transformative leadership is governance devoted to change in individuals and in social systems. It emphasizes actions aimed simultaneously toward organizational effectiveness and moral commitment to organizational stakeholders. Because transformational leadership is intended to incorporate concurrent consideration of both ethics and effectiveness, its influence in governance can be considered robust and appropriate, both ethically and technically - at least in theory. The effectiveness of transformative leadership is significantly hindered, however, by acts of workplace bullying. Even in settings in which leadership is transformative, workplace bullying is common and disruptive. Seldom are bullying's constitutive acts readily apparent. Instead, its acts tend to be surreptitious, typically involving subtle, often largely nonverbal interpersonal affronts that appear trivial to those not directly targeted by the bully. Despite its furtive and seemingly innocuous nature, workplace bullying is broadly devastating, affecting targeted victims, uninvolved bystanders, and organizations as wholes. When bullying is allowed to transpire unconstrained, leadership actions intended to foster an effective and ethical work environment become largely inadequate, significantly hampered by the subtle interpersonal affronts that typically constitute bullying acts. Workplace bullying's paradoxical occurrence yields widespread chaos. The intent of transformative leadership is lost when workplace bullying is in force. This presentation summarizes a metasynthesis of findings that cut across the investigators' mixed-methods, qualitative studies of workplace culture and dynamics, specifically addressing factors that promulgate workplace bullying and that, ultimately, stall transformative leadership and interfere with true collaboration. Collected through systematic review and synthesis of broad, interdisciplinary research and prose, study findings provide evidence-based descriptions of some of the core mechanisms of workplace bullying. Without attention to those mechanisms, there can be no true collaboration, as efforts on the parts of workplace stakeholders shift from productivity concerns to concerns about personal safety. The presentation will focus on the ways workplace bullies are able to hide in plain sight, acting to shame intended targets who become vulnerable victims by virtue of their lived histories and sense of self. Because bullying destroys collaboration in workplace cultures, we examine how, through transformative leadership, administrators can build just cultures in workplace organizations to establish and maintain a context that will not condone workplace bullying. Additionally, we address the character of true collaboration as it emerges in safe healthy, workplace environments, those in which administrators are able to engage fully in transformative leadership. Learning Objectives: Recognize workplace bullying as a deterrent to effective workplace operations and true collaboration, examine the reasons that workplace bullying interferes with true collaboration, discuss components of transformative leadership that could contribute to stemming workplace bullying and to facilitating true collaboration.
Keywords:
collaboration; leadership; workplace culture
Repository Posting Date:
3-Mar-2017
Date of Publication:
3-Mar-2017
Other Identifiers:
CHWE17F05
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleTransformative Leadership for True Workplace Collaboration: Strengthening Workplace Culture through Attention to Workplace Bullying Affrontsen
dc.title.alternativeResponses to Workplace Bullyingen
dc.contributor.authorDzurec, Laura C.en
dc.contributor.authorKennison, Monicaen
dc.contributor.departmentEta Betaen
dc.author.detailsLaura C. Dzurec, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN; Monica Kennison, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621292-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: Transformative leadership is governance devoted to change in individuals and in social systems. It emphasizes actions aimed simultaneously toward organizational effectiveness and moral commitment to organizational stakeholders. Because transformational leadership is intended to incorporate concurrent consideration of both ethics and effectiveness, its influence in governance can be considered robust and appropriate, both ethically and technically - at least in theory. The effectiveness of transformative leadership is significantly hindered, however, by acts of workplace bullying. Even in settings in which leadership is transformative, workplace bullying is common and disruptive. Seldom are bullying's constitutive acts readily apparent. Instead, its acts tend to be surreptitious, typically involving subtle, often largely nonverbal interpersonal affronts that appear trivial to those not directly targeted by the bully. Despite its furtive and seemingly innocuous nature, workplace bullying is broadly devastating, affecting targeted victims, uninvolved bystanders, and organizations as wholes. When bullying is allowed to transpire unconstrained, leadership actions intended to foster an effective and ethical work environment become largely inadequate, significantly hampered by the subtle interpersonal affronts that typically constitute bullying acts. Workplace bullying's paradoxical occurrence yields widespread chaos. The intent of transformative leadership is lost when workplace bullying is in force. This presentation summarizes a metasynthesis of findings that cut across the investigators' mixed-methods, qualitative studies of workplace culture and dynamics, specifically addressing factors that promulgate workplace bullying and that, ultimately, stall transformative leadership and interfere with true collaboration. Collected through systematic review and synthesis of broad, interdisciplinary research and prose, study findings provide evidence-based descriptions of some of the core mechanisms of workplace bullying. Without attention to those mechanisms, there can be no true collaboration, as efforts on the parts of workplace stakeholders shift from productivity concerns to concerns about personal safety. The presentation will focus on the ways workplace bullies are able to hide in plain sight, acting to shame intended targets who become vulnerable victims by virtue of their lived histories and sense of self. Because bullying destroys collaboration in workplace cultures, we examine how, through transformative leadership, administrators can build just cultures in workplace organizations to establish and maintain a context that will not condone workplace bullying. Additionally, we address the character of true collaboration as it emerges in safe healthy, workplace environments, those in which administrators are able to engage fully in transformative leadership. Learning Objectives: Recognize workplace bullying as a deterrent to effective workplace operations and true collaboration, examine the reasons that workplace bullying interferes with true collaboration, discuss components of transformative leadership that could contribute to stemming workplace bullying and to facilitating true collaboration.en
dc.subjectcollaborationen
dc.subjectleadershipen
dc.subjectworkplace cultureen
dc.date.available2017-03-03T14:34:53Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-03-
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-03T14:34:53Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAen
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