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The workplace is the physical location where someone works. Such a place can range from a home office to a large office building or factory. The workplace is one of the most important social spaces other than the home, constituting "a central concept for several entities: the worker and his/her family, the employing organisation, the customers of the organisation, and the society as a whole". The development of new communication technologies have led to the development of the virtual workplace, a workplace that is not located in any one physical space.

Workplace issues

  • Toxic workplace
  • Workplace aggression: A specific type of aggression that occurs in the workplace.
  • Workplace bullying: The tendency of individuals or groups to use persistent aggressive or unreasonable behaviour against a co-worker or subordinate.
  • Workplace conflict: A specific type of conflict that occurs in the workplace.
  • Workplace counterproductive behaviour: Employee behavior that goes against the goals of an organization.
  • Workplace cyber-aggression: Workplace e-mail or text messages that threaten or frighten.
  • Workplace democracy: The application of democracy in all its forms to the workplace.
  • Workplace deviance: Deliberate or intentional desire to cause harm to an organization.
  • Workplace discrimination: Discrimination in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, and compensation.
  • Workplace diversity: Theory that in a global marketplace, a company that employs a diverse workforce is better able to understand the demographics of the marketplace it serves.
  • Workplace emotions: Emotions in the workplace play a large role in how an entire organization communicates within itself and to the outside world.
  • Workplace empowerment: Provides employees with opportunities to make their own decisions with regards to their tasks.
  • Workplace evaluation: A tool employers use to review the performance of an employee.
  • Workplace feminisation: Trend towards greater employment of women, and of men willing and able to operate with these more 'feminine' modes of interaction.
  • Workplace friendship Directly related to several other area of study including cohesion, job satisfaction, organizational commitment and intention to leave.
  • Workplace gender inequality: Relates to wage discrimination and career advancement.
  • Workplace gossip: Idle talk or rumour, especially about the personal or private affairs of others.
  • Workplace harassment: In the UK there is specific legislation that can be used to counter workplace harassment.
  • Workplace health surveillance: The removal of the causative factors of disease.
  • Workplace humor: Comedy that revolves around the inner workings of various jobs.
  • Workplace incivility: Low-intensity deviant workplace behavior such as rudeness, discourtesy and displaying a lack of regard for others.
  • Workplace intervention: Scheme to improve both organizational and individual health as well as help workers manage job stress.
  • Workplace jargon: Term used in the United Kingdom to describe the often needless and/or meaningless sentences and phrases used by both managers and colleagues in the workplace instead of plain English.
  • Workplace listening: a type of active listening that is generally employed in a professional environment.
  • Workplace mobbing: similar concept to workplace bullying.
  • Workplace morale: Workplace events play a large part in changing employee morale, such as heavy layoffs, the cancellation of overtime, canceling benefits programs, and the lack of union representation.
  • Workplace phobia: An actual or imagined confrontation with the workplace or certain stimuli at the workplace causes a prominent anxiety reaction in a person.
  • Workplace politics: The use of one's individual or assigned power within an employing organization for the purpose of obtaining advantages beyond one's legitimate authority.
  • Workplace privacy: Employees typically must relinquish some of their privacy while at the workplace, but how much can be a contentious issue.
  • Workplace probation: A status given to new employees of a company or business.
  • Workplace revenge: Refers to the general action of purposeful retaliation within the workplace in an attempt to seek justice.
  • Workplace sabotage: When disgruntled workers damage or destroy equipment or interfere with the smooth running of a workplace.
  • Workplace safety: Occupational safety and health is a category of management responsibility in places of employment.
  • Workplace spirituality: A grassroots movement with individuals seeking to live their faith and/or spiritual values in the workplace.
  • Workplace strategy: The dynamic alignment of an organization’s work patterns with the work environment to enable peak performance and reduce costs.
  • Workplace stress: The harmful physical and emotional response that occurs when there is a poor match between job demands and the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker.
  • Workplace surveillance: Businesses use workplace surveillance as a way of monitoring the activities of their employees.
  • Workplace swearing: In the United Kingdom, swearing in the workplace can be an act of gross misconduct under certain circumstances.
  • Workplace training: Skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement.
  • Workplace violence Violence that originates from employees or employers and threatens employers and/or other employees.
  • Workplace wellness: Program offered by some employers to support behavior conducive to the health of employees.

Aspects of workplaces

See also

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