Crew Resource Management: communication tool

Crew resource management (CRM) or cockpit resource management are training procedures used in environments where human error can have substantial negative effects. It is commonly used for improving air safety and focuses on interpersonal communication, leadership, situational awareness and decision making in the cockpit of an airliner. The principle behind CRM is good communication and... Continue Reading →

An introduction to mental health in the workplace

Almost everyone is likely to have a mental health problem at some point in their lives.  For most it tends to be mild and short-lived, for others they may need long term treatment. Our mental health can be negatively affected by things such as bereavement, workplace stress, discrimination, family problems and major negative life events. ... Continue Reading →

Healthcare and young people: challenges relating to gender and sexual identity

Healthcare environments are by default heteronormative and like other societal spaces, contribute to the isolation, exclusion and erasure of young people who are gender (transgender, non-binary, gender fluid for example) and sexual minorities (lesbian, gay, bisexual and pansexual for example). Simple changes in individual healthcare approaches can help mitigate some of the negativity faced by... Continue Reading →

Bullying & strategic incompetence: an exploration

Bullying behaviour almost always flourishes and becomes embedded in organisations that repeatedly validate and reward strategic incompetence (various definitions at end of article). The reason for this is because most people who bully in workplaces do so because they feel under threat (insecurity, jealously, envy etc) from other colleagues. This isn't about being rude when... Continue Reading →

Film: Are you proud?

The film 'Are you proud?' (Dir. Ashley Joiner, 2018) charts aspects of British LGBTQ+ activist history. In a Q&A session the director said that he wanted to make sure that people understood that the film was made from his perspective and that others may have covered different topics such as the campaign for equal marriage,... Continue Reading →

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