Workplaces Against Violence in Employment

"WAVE involves a group of people and workplaces across New Zealand and Australia (and the world) who recognise that occupational violence, bullying and harassment are elements that need to be addressed in our workplaces. We do not subscribe to the acceptance and normalisation of these behaviours because we recognise the damage they do to people and organsiations. We also recognise that in order to address them effectively organisations need to give attention to creating a specific kind of workplace culture that eliminates the likelihood of these behavioural hazards.

The future is emerging and the need to be focused, flexible, co-operative and innovative is paramount. Organisations that allow bullying and harassment will continue to suffer high staff turnover, destructive conflict, poor morale, and a culture of intimidation that is the antithesis of success. Organisations that build genuine trust, respect and dignity will find that occupational violence, bullying and harassment are easily identified and eliminated." Hadyn Olsen

Hadyn Olsen is the Director of WAVE and principal facilitator of WAVE services and consultancy.

  • Specialist researcher and provider of programmes to address workplace bullying and harassment
  • Author of "Workplace Bullying and Harassment: A Toolbox for Managers and Supervisors" published by CCH NZ Ltd
  • Author of “Oh No You Don’t: A Tale of Managing Workplace Bullies” published by WAVE
  • 12 years experience rehabilitating perpetrators with Violence Prevention Services
  • 11 years experience working with governmental and non-governmental organisations across NZ
  • Conference speaker in NZ and Australia
  • Managed previous NZ ZEROBULLY Helpline
  • Advisory member of NZ Safety Council
  • Chairperson of Challenge Violence Trust
  • Membership of International Association of Workplace Bullying and Harassment
  • Diploma of Facilitation
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