Wednesday, December 9, 2015

CBC workplace is psychologically unhealthy, internal poll by Gallup shows

The Star's Kevin Donovan writes:
"Many employees of Canada’s national broadcaster believe the CBC workplace is psychologically unhealthy and managers do not deal effectively with issues that may threaten or harm them, according to an internal survey carried out following the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. “'Psychological health and care for individual well-being are significant concerns,' says a report released internally to CBC and obtained by the Star. "The results show 43 per cent of survey respondents said they would not describe their workplace as psychologically healthy.
"Concerns were also raised by survey respondents over whether the CBC deals effectively with 'situations that may threaten or harm employees.' Almost a third (29 per cent) said the CBC does not.
"A CBC spokesman said the results of the survey are 'humbling.' Chuck Thompson said it 'provides a new baseline from which we will address the concerns expressed.'
"The survey, conducted for CBC in the summer by Gallup, also showed that 'pride of association' in the national broadcaster has plummeted from 92 per cent of employees feeling proud to be CBC journalists and support staff in 2012 to 69 per cent in 2015.
"Just over one half of the CBC’s 7,600 full- and part-time employees completed the survey. The questionnaire asked people to answer the questions on a 1-5 scale from 'strongly disagree' to 'strongly agree.'”
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