An MTSU professor who has done extensive research into bullying in the workplace was the guest on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Jackie Gilbert, a professor of management in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, first aired June 30 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation above.
Gilbert is the author of “How to Transform Workplace Bullies Into Allies,” a new book that includes exercises for supervisors and employees in private-sector businesses, universities and other institutions to use to increase their emotional intelligence.
The experiential learning endeavors outlined in the book include web quests, learning modules and role-playing scenarios designed to promote greater civility and respectfulness in the workplace.
Gilbert said this kind of training is valuable because businesses might not realize they need to change their internal cultures.
“For companies, it’s a matter of assuming that professionals come pre-packaged with internalized personal codes of ethics when, in fact, that may not be the case,” Gilbert said.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.