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Cultivating a Safer Organizational Climate in the Public Sector: Mistreatment Intervention Using the Four Pillars of Lifelong Learning

Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Tzemach 1410502, Israel
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Academic Editors: Gregor Wolbring, Margaret Hodgins and Patricia Mannix McNamara
Received: 3 March 2021 / Revised: 28 April 2021 / Accepted: 10 May 2021 / Published: 18 May 2021
Workplace mistreatment damages employees and organizations and should be mitigated. Thus, the present study’s primary goal was to develop, employ, and evaluate an intervention program to promote a safer organizational climate in a public sector organization. In this study, UNESCO’s four pillars of lifelong learning were applied to alleviate mistreatment and promote a sustainable and safer climate. Using a qualitative research method, employees were interviewed once before a sequence of two workshops to capture their experiences and perceptions regarding mistreatment, and again a few weeks after completing the intervention to exemine its impact. The first workshop raised an awareness of mistreatment, and the second provided the participants with practical and personal tools to cope with mistreatment. The intervention was found to increase knowledge and understanding and allowed for the acquisition of competencies and tools that enhanced employees’ ability to spend time together, improve their social climate, and flourish personally and professionally. Limitations and implications for future research are also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: mistreatment; intervention; learning to be; learning to know; learning to do; learning to live together; organizational climate mistreatment; intervention; learning to be; learning to know; learning to do; learning to live together; organizational climate
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Itzkovich, Y.; Dolev, N. Cultivating a Safer Organizational Climate in the Public Sector: Mistreatment Intervention Using the Four Pillars of Lifelong Learning. Societies 2021, 11, 48. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/soc11020048

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Itzkovich Y, Dolev N. Cultivating a Safer Organizational Climate in the Public Sector: Mistreatment Intervention Using the Four Pillars of Lifelong Learning. Societies. 2021; 11(2):48. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/soc11020048

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Itzkovich, Yariv, and Niva Dolev. 2021. "Cultivating a Safer Organizational Climate in the Public Sector: Mistreatment Intervention Using the Four Pillars of Lifelong Learning" Societies 11, no. 2: 48. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/soc11020048

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