Category Archives: Arts

If school bullying came to the workplace… literally

This is an interesting way to explore school bullying – it transposes the childish and adolescent behaviour to an office workplace. For those who don’t speak French, the final caption reads: “A day at work doesn’t resemble this. And a … Continue reading

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Creating Without Conflict

Alongside the stimulating discussion at BECTU Freelancers’ Fair earlier this month, Britain’s Got Bullies, a survey has been launched across five unions – BECTU, the NUJ,  the Writers’ Guild, Musicians Union and Equity – to investigate how widespread bullying is … Continue reading

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Breaking the silence about Bullying in the Arts

An invitation from Improbable, Anne-Marie Quigg, Ellan Parry and Frances Rifkin The first study of workplace bullying in the arts revealed that in UK theatres and arts centres two in every five employees had been targeted by a bully. This … Continue reading

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Myths about creativity and the arts: five and six

Check the previous post for myths four and five, and the one before that for the background to Teresa Amabile’s six myths of creativity and an introduction to the first two. Myth 5. Competition Beats Collaboration In finance and high-tech industries … Continue reading

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Myths about creativity and the arts: three and four

Check the previous post for the background to Teresa Amabile’s six myths about creativity and an introduction to the first two. Here are myths three and four. Myth 3. Time Pressure Fuels Creativity Amabile records that business people often thought … Continue reading

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Myths about creativity and the arts

During my research into bullying in cultural organizations, which became the basis for  the book Bullying in the Arts, I noted that quite a lot of arts managers claimed the experience of working in arts environments with creative people was … Continue reading

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Meddlesome management – the art gallery

This true story is one of eight case studies in Bullying in the Arts, published June 2011, the first chapter of which is FREE from the Gower website. In a small town, a privately-funded commercial gallery was opened to provide … Continue reading

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