The Second


THE SECOND

 

Leader: Tanja

Secretary: Špela

Reporter: Elena

Time-keeper: Adela

Reserve: Dijana

 

 

MOBBING:

Consent and resistance as strategies for survival

 

 

Definition:

 

We live in a modern world where the rhythm of life is getting faster and faster. The consequence of that is more stressful life specially at work where people spend most of their time. One of the causes of stress in the workplace is mobbing which can be defined as psychoterror at work. It is believed to have negative consequences for the employers and employees. For instance in the year 2000 in the EU there were 9% victims of mobbing, that is about 12 million people. (Drobnič, Aleš (2006): POJAV in PRAKTIČNI prikaz MOBBINGA (od sivih las, do živčnega zloma do bognedaj samomora), Kaj je to mobbing; Od šikaniranja, onemogočanja, do mobbinga. MOBBING v Sloveniji; http://www.mobbing.si/univerza/mobbing.html; 6.11.2007)

 

 

Questions:

 

1)  When can we start using the word mobbing? 

2)  What is mobbing?

3)  Who are the victims?

4)  How can we help the victims of mobbing?

5)  What are the phases of mobbing?

6)  What are the consequences of mobbing for employers and employees?

7)  How can we compare Slovenia to other members of the EU?

8)  What are the causes of mobbing?

9) How does the law protect victims of mobbing?

 

Distribution of tasks:

 

Tanja will be answering the questions one and two. She will also make the questionary in a firm.

Špela will be answering the questions four and five. She will also make the questionary in a firm.

Dijana will be answering the questions three and nine.

Elena will be answering the question six.

Adela will be answering the questions seven and eight.

 

List of literature:

 

Bilten s.p. Aleš Drobnič, Od šikaniranja do onemogočanja do mobbinga. Mobbing v Sloveniji, http://www.mobbing.si/univerza/mobbing.html (accessed 17 October 2007)

Čili za delo (2007) Mobbing ali psihično nasilje na delovnem mestu,

http://www.cilizadelo.si/default-30510.html  (accessed 27 October 2007)

EIROnline, european industrial relations observatory on-line: Increasing focus on workplace "mobbing". Accessed: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/eiro/2004/02/feature/it0402104f.htm (6.11.2007)

Josipović-Jelić, Željka et al. (2005): The effect of mobbing on medical staff performance, hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak_download&id_clanak_jezik=21863 (accessed 29 October 2007

Leymann & Gustafsson (1996), The Mobbing Encyclopaedia, Consequences of mobbing. Accessed: http://www.leymann.se/English/15100E.HTM (6.11.2007))

 Leymann, Heinz-12210e: Identification of Mobbing Activities; The Mobbing Encyclopaedia, Bullying;Whistleblowing; http://www.leymann.se/English/frame.html; 6.11.2007

Leymann, Heinz-12100e: The Definition of Mobbing at Workplaces; The Mobbing Encyclopaedia, Bullying;Whistleblowing; http://www.leymann.se/English/frame.html; 6.11.2007

Linda Shallcross, The Workplace Mobbing Syndrome: Response and Prevention in the Public Sector. Accessed: http://members.shaw.ca/mobbing/mobbingCA/mobsyndrome-1.htm (6.11.2007)

Holderbeke, (2003): Mobbing II: Desk research, University of Hasselt, January 2006. Accessed: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/politics/cse/Report_Hasselt.pdf (6.11.2007)

Sheehan, Michael (2004): Workplace Mobbing: a proactive response, Accessed: http://www.lindas.internetbasedfamily.com/f/MobMS.pdf (6.11.2007)

The Workplace Mobbing Syndrome: Response and Prevention in the Public Sector. Accessed: http://members.shaw.ca/mobbing/mobbingCA/mobsyndrome-1.htm (6.11.2007)

Uradni list Republike Slovenije (42/2002) Zakon o delovnih razmerjih,

http://www.uradni-list.si/1/ulonline.jsp?urlid=200242&dhid=41932

Varuh človekovih pravic (2006): Bilten Varuha človekovih pravic RS 10, 6-7,  http://www.varuh-rs.si/fileadmin/user_upload/pdf/bilten/Varuh_bilten_10ya_tiskarno.pdf (accessed 29 October 2007)

Volksgruppen.orf.at (2007) V Sloveniji več mobbinga kot v EU,

http://volksgruppen.orf.at/slovenci/novice/stories/73664/ (accessed 30 October 2007)

Ana Jurišič, Gospodarstvo, 19 March 2007, Ljubljana /Bruselj – RTV SLO, Slovenci pogosto na bolniški, http://www.rtvslo.si/modload.php?&c_mod=rnews&op=sections&func=read&c_menu=4&c_id=136783 (accessed 29 October 2007)

Einarsen S, Hoel H, Zapf D, Cooper CL. The concept of bullying at work: The European tradition. In: Einarsen S, Hoel H, Zapf D, Cooper CL, editors. Bullying in Emotional Abuse in the Workplace: International pespectives in research and practice. London, New York: Taylor&Francis; 2003: 3-30

 

 

Glossary:

 

1) Mobbing - psychological abuse in the workplace (šikaniranje)

2) Verbal attack - verbal activities in order to reject you (verbalni napad)

3) To escalate - to make sth more intensive (stopnjevati (se))

4) Stigmatisation - to consider sb/sth as sth very bad, worthy of extreme dissapproval (ožigosanje, stigmatizacija)

5) Anxiety–

    1. (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic

    2. a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune (bojazen, huda skrb)

6) National affiliation - nacionalna pripadnost

7) Constraint as manner of direction - when management uses force to get it employees to complete their work (prisila kot način vodenja)

8) Expansion - an expanding or being expanded-enlargement-dilation (širitev)

9) Posttraumatic stress disorder - An anxiety disorder affecting individuals who have experienced profound emotional trauma, such as torture, rape, military combat, or a natural disaster, characterized by recurrent flashbacks of the traumatic event, nightmares, eating disorders, anxiety, fatigue, forgetfulness, and social withdrawal (Post-travmatska stresna obolenja).

 

Source:

 

1.) Leymann, Heinz-12100e: The Definition of Mobbing at Workplaces; The Mobbing Encyclopaedia, Bullying;Whistleblowing; http://www.leymann.se/English/frame.html; 6.11.2007

2.) Leymann, Heinz-12210e: Identification of Mobbing Activities; The Mobbing Encyclopaedia, Bullying;Whistleblowing; http://www.leymann.se/English/frame.html; 6.11.2007

3.) Hornby. A. S. (1999): Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English, Fifth Edition. Oxford University Press

4.) Hornby. A. S. (1999): Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English, Fifth Edition. Oxford University Press

5.) Dictionary.com;http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/anxiety; 7.11.2007

6.) Grad, Anton (2003): Angleško-slovenski in slovensko-angleški slovar. Založba Obzorja, Maribor

7.) Grad, Anton (2003): Angleško-slovenski in slovensko-angleški slovar. Založba Obzorja, Maribor

8.) Webster's New World Dictionary (CD-ROM), Version 2.1.

9.) Dictionary.com; http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Post-traumatic%20stress%20disorder;10.11.2007

 

 

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MINUTES

 

The minutes of the first meeting of The Second group

held on 11th October 2007 at FDV library

 

 

Present: Tanja, Špela, Elena, Adela, Dijana

Absent: /

 

 

AGENDA:

 

1) Specification of the topic and discussion about the problem

2) Forming the definition

3) Writting the questions

4) Any other business

 

Item 1:

 

Discussion:

We searched for the literature on the Internet and discussed possible topics. Tanja, Adela and Dijana formed the definition, while Špela and Elena formed and wrote down the questions.

Decision:

We agreed about the topic of mobbing and definition of the topic.

 

Item 2:

 

Discussion:

Špela and Elena formed the questions and other members looked for more literature that is related to the questions.

Decision:

We agreed with Špela's and Elena's questions.

 

Item 3:

 

Discusion:

Tanja proposed to look for some new literature and to share it with each other. She gave some ideas for the research.

Decision:

We will look for the literature until the next meeting.

 

 

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 18 October 2007, at 14.00, at FDV library.

 

 

Chair: Tanja

Minutes taker: Špela

 

 

The minutes of the second meeting of The Second group

held on 18th October 2007 at FDV library

 

 

Present: Tanja, Špela, Elena, Adela, Dijana

Absent: /

 

 

AGENDA:

 

1) Action-item follow-up

2) Distribution of tasks

3) List of literature

4) Any other business

 

Item 1:

 

All assignments from the previous meeting have been done.

 

Item 2:

 

Discussion:

Dijana suggested that we distribute the questions. Every member of the group will answer two questions. We wrote the distribution of tasks.

Decision:

We all agreed and divided the questions.

Item 3:

 

Discussion:

We reported on our literature search. We all found some articles suitable for our topic. Dijana and Elena found the most literature. We put the literature of all members together and published it in the wiki.

 

Item 4:

 

Discussion:

Tanja proposed we should device a questionnaire for research in our project.

Decision:

We all agreed. Tanja and Špela will do the research part.

 

 

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 25th October 2007, at 14.00, at FDV library.

 

 

Chair: Tanja

Minutes taker: Špela

 

 

The minutes of the third meeting of The Second group

held on 23rd October 2007 at FDV library

 

 

Present: Tanja, Špela, Adela, Dijana

Absent: Elena

 

 

AGENDA:

 

1) Action-item follow-up

2) Glossary

3) Any other business

 

Item 1:

 

All assignments from the previous meeting have been done.

 

Item 2:

 

Discussion:

Tanja suggested we should contribute at least two words each for the glossary.

Decision:

We all agreed. All words will be sent to Tanja and she will publish in the wiki.

 

Item 3:

 

a) Discussion:

Adela suggested we should inform Elena about the decisions made this week because she is out of the country and could not come to the meeting in person.

Decision:

We agreed. Tanja and Špela wrote an email and sent it to Elena.

b) Discussion:

Dijana suggested the next meeting will be held on 30th October.

Decision:

We all agreed.

 

 

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 30th October 2007, at 10.00, at FDV library.

 

 

Chair: Tanja

Minutes taker: Špela

 

 

The minutes of the fourth meeting of The Second group

held on 30th October 2007 at FDV library

 

 

Present: Tanja, Adela, Dijana

Absent: Elena, Špela

 

 

AGENDA:

 

1) Action-item follow-up

2) Putting together the report

3) Writting the conclusion of the report

4) Any other business

 

Item 1:

 

All assignments from the previous meeting have been done. Tanja already gave us her part of the report which is already finished.

 

Item 2:

 

Discussion:

Tanja suggested we should put together our assignements and send them to each other by e-mail.

Decision:

Adela and Dijana agreed.

 

Item 3:

 

Discussion:

Dijana offered to send to Špela and Adela some literature useful for their part of a topic that she found while she was working on her part of the report. Špela has already done a draft conclusion of the whole report.

Decision:

We agreed with that.

 

Item 4: 

 

Discussion:

Tanja and Špela offered to do the analysis of the questionnaire. Tanja also informed us that only a few people answered her questionnarie.

We suggested to inform Elena by e-mail because she is still abroad. We called Špela on the telephone and told her what our ideas are.

Decision:

We all agreed.

Our next meeting will be with our teacher, she will guide us through the project and tell us what is good and what needs to be corrected.

 

 

The next meeting will be held on Monday, 5th November 2007, at 12 p.m.

 

 

Chair: Tanja

Minutes taker: Adela

 

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