Thursday, 17 August 2017

Workplace Behaviour - Politicians Setting the Example

Television programmes, movies, books, DVDs and in fact nearly all content we consume has an associated rating attached to it.

The ratings systems vary depending on the category however in all cases, the more restrictive the rating, the more intense the violence, more graphic the imagery or colourful the language. The theme contained within the content may also be a factor.

The theory is, we should not expose those in our society considered not yet mature enough to apply a sound and balanced decision making logic as to what is real or not, what is acceptable and what is not.

It is time to place coverage of matters political in to the adult only category?

Tune into the comings and goings in and around the American, British and Australian Political scenes and you will see what in my opinion are textbook examples of mental abuse, verbal abuse and general bullying. And this is just what we see in the open. If this is happening for us all to see, what will be going on behind closed doors?

When one of our sports stars misbehaves, we hear about the responsibility they have to set an example to the community and young people in particular.

When one politician accuses another of treachery and spices it with personal acrimony, it is considered to be fair game in the rough and tough of political debate.

We, the taxpayers, employ these people, we pay their salaries.

We pay the salaries of the public servant who handles the renewal of our drivers licence too. Would we be accepting of such behaviour in their workplace?

There are dozens of examples of past behaviours and actions that we now deem inappropriate and unacceptable, in the workplace, on our sporting fields and in society as a whole.

It is time to require our ultimate leaders, our elected politicians, those we delegate the authority to spend our money, defend our country and to make the laws we agree to be bound by, to behave in accordance with acceptable social and workplace standards.

Maybe then, they would do what they are meant to do and concentrate on matters that support the disabled, underprivileged and others who are disadvantaged while providing a fair and equitable country rewarding honesty, hard work and efforts to advance individuals, enterprises and families alike.

Come to think of it, I am not sure the behaviour we see in Federal Politics is even suitable for Adult consumption.

It’s Time

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