Budget cuts are creating a tense atmosphere at Britain’s Tate where there seems to be a pattern of bullying by senior staff:
Tate trustees , who are appointed by the Prime Minister and include the TV executive Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of Rupert, the former BP chief Lord Browne and the journalist Lionel Barber expressed their dismay about the bullying and also about the low staff morale. […]
A November 2010 employee survey at the institution, the Tate’s most recent, found that 13 per cent of the 586 staff surveyed had experienced bullying or harassment. Responding to the survey, Tate trustees “expressed concern about perceptions of bullying and harassment”.
The trustees insisted that there should be a “zero tolerance policy” towards bullying within the organisation, with whistle-blowing policies, independent monitors and leadership training proposed as solutions. A spokeswoman for the Tate said that the new “dignity and respect” policy “relates to providing staff with a working environment where people feel safe and their contribution is respected and recognised, one in which they are free from harassment or discrimination of any kind”.
Staff Paint a Grim Picture of Bullying Culture at Tate (The Independent)