14th September, 2021

What to Do About Bitching and Backbiting with Dr Edward Pooley

With Rachel Morris

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This week, Dr Edward Pooley teaches us how to respond when colleagues make inappropriate comments about others. He gives us concrete steps to prepare ourselves to speak up when the situation requires.

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Dr Rachel Morris: We’ve all been there: sitting quietly, feeling really uncomfortable while our coworkers bitch about another colleague. We may want to speak up, stop the conversation, or tell them they’re wrong, but we feel helpless and worried about saying the wrong thing. It’s tempting to think that it doesn’t really matter but this sort of behaviour really undermines trust in an organisation and spreads negativity and bad feeling. It can completely undermine the psychological safety we need to work well as a team. In this episode, I’m joined again by Dr Ed Pooley. He’s a GP and specialist…

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