Making the most of spontaneous rebellions at work
Advice on how to react when a big issue immediately angers a large number of people at your workplace
Date Written: 11/11/2006
Year Published: 2006
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16353
It would be nice if we always had tested and trusted structures in place able to respond to unexpected situations at work. Unfortunately this doesnt describe many workplaces where structures tend to be weak and disorganised or slow and bureaucratic. The situations that upset us the most are likely to be unanticipated. Sudden rebellion is most likely to develop as a response to unexpected decisions or circumstances i.e. unfair sackings, shift changes etc, and our actions need often be rapid and ad hoc.