- Human Resources,
When Things Happen at Work (Revised)
People, Circumstances, and What to Do Now - A Practitioner’s Best Practices Compendium
Hugh J. Finlayson
THINGS HAPPEN AND THINGS HAPPEN AT WORK. SOME GOOD, SOME NOT SO. More often than not a situation at work emerges as a tangle of what people think and believe to be so animated by differing perspectives on what happened, who or what caused it, and what to do next. A puzzle of sorts and like all puzzles tests your ingenuity and knowledge. This tangle of circumstance is set against a familiar backdrop: the real organization, a web of employment rules, a need for information, can be characterized as a conflict of sorts necessitating a measure of negotiation and, of course, requiring a series of informed decisions. SO, LET’S FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE WISE CHOICES. When Things Happen at Work: People, Circumstances, and What to Do Now is a compendium—a collection of concise but detailed information about the interrelated conditions in which work and workplaces exist and events occur; conflict, the inevitable result of people associating with one another; negotiation to reconcile that conflict, our primary inter-personal decision-making process, and finally best practices to manage workplace incidents that invariably arise. A practical balance between theory and practice, When Things Happen at Work is a comprehensive guide on key employment matters. A mix of personal experience, pragmatism, and theory makes When Things Happen at Work an essential resource for managers, human resource practitioners, and those responsible for inquiring into and/or investigating matters at work.
Hugh J. Finlayson is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a faculty member in the School of Business, Human Resources Management Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). He is also an Affiliated Scholar with the Centre for Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP), Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University. His current research and teaching builds upon his 35-year career in human resource leadership and management across multiple roles, from practitioner, manager, and director to chief executive officer. He is also the author of Collective Bargaining Preparation Essentials: The Handbook a collective bargaining best practices resource. Hugh is an Honorary Life Member of the CPHR British Columbia & Yukon in recognition of his contribution to the field of human resources and designated a Fellow CPHR, a title that recognizes the most exceptional CPHR holders in BC and the Yukon.
- Hugh J. Finlayson