Directors’ Dilemma: Davidson’s Sports: A culture of bullying and intimidation – the board’s role
This Director Dilemma will focus on the important issue of bullying and the role boards can play in ensuring that their organizations are building and maintaining a healthy culture. Bullying may be a pervasive problem within an organization, but it can also fly under the radar. According to another recent survey in CareerBuilder, fewer than half of the employees who are bullied report the problem and, of those who do, 54% say that no action was taken in response to their complaint. If it is not properly dealt with, bullying can be very costly to organizations. Employee turnover, absenteeism, extended leaves, disability claims and productivity problems can result if bullying is allowed to remain unchecked in the workplace.
About Robin Cardozo:
Robin is an experienced Board member, and a workshop leader and consultant in board governance. He spent 30 years in executive positions with leading social benefit organizations in Ontario, including United Way Greater Toronto, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and SickKids Foundation. He is currently engaged as a board director, as an executive mentor, and as a governance training consultant at the Institute of Corporate Directors. Robin currently serves as Board Chair at Soulpepper Theatre, one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit theatre companies. In the recent past, he served on the Boards of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Ontario Nonprofit Network (board chair). In 2013, he was awarded the Ontario Lieutenant Governor’s Medal of Distinction in Public Administration.
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