Wednesday 06 July 2022

Rotterdam to combat cynicism

Rotterdam city council has set up a special website where staff can report co-workers who are too cynical, the NRC reports on Thursday.

Since last week, the city’s 14,000 civil servants have been able to register concerns about colleagues whose ‘bitterness’ is spoiling the atmosphere at work.
Not all think it is a good idea, the paper says. ‘It’s just another typical example of the need to control,’ one official told the NRC.
A spokesman for the council said the initiative was not meant to spur workers into telling tales on their colleagues but to offer help. In addition, ‘support point’ had probably been a better name for the project than ‘reporting point’, he said.

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