Dickhead behaviour during a pandemic

If you are looking for a HR policy which really makes a difference, try a ‘no dickhead’ policy.

It is arguably the best HR policy Apex HR has ever worked on.  It is certainly the first HR policy that people have wanted to read.

We all know that dickheads are bad for morale, they are bad for teamwork.  Anybody who has had to work alongside a dickhead will be able to relate to this.  We all know the people who are energy drainers, who deliberately make things all about them.  They are always the first to raise a problem but never offer a solution.  They believe they are better and superior to other people.  They talk over other people in discussions and discount opinions they disagree with.  They try to take credit for other people’s achievements.

Dickheads in workplaces are bad enough in normal times.  Dickhead behaviour during a global pandemic is even worse.

This is a time when we need to be doing all we can to support and help each other.  During the pandemic, we have seen the best and sometimes the worst of people.  There is not much that brings down the ‘red mist’ for us at Apex HR, but self-centred dickheadedness in the middle of a pandemic when so many people are struggling is right up there.

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At Apex HR, we believe in challenging the status quo when it comes to people at work. Outdated HR thinking and methods just won’t cut it in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. It is time for a new approach.