Dangers of Envy in the Workplace Explained by Esteemed Psychotherapist Dr Patricia Polledri

Career Climbers / 18th May 2016

Envy in the workplace is difficult to manage. We spend some forty hours (or more) a week at work, only to go home and torment ourselves even further by conducting a post-mortem on our day. Part of this drama is to conceal or deny these feelings, and that makes things worse. 

Dr Patricia Polledri discusses envy in the workplace in her forthcoming book Envy in Everyday Life and explains how repressed envy inevitably resurfaces in a stronger form. We are not used to talking about envy in the workplace, yet it is there, woven into the fabric of organizations. It affects the mood and morale of employees and, ultimately, it is one of the causes of employee disengagement and loss of productivity. 

Living in London, Dr Patricia Polledri has worked in the field of forensic psychiatry and  psychotherapy for over twenty years. She is a former researcher at University College London Medical School; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences and at the University of Sussex; Department of Law and Political Sciences. She was also one of the first graduates from the Tavistock and Portman Clinic Forensic Psychotherapy training course in London, in association with the British Post Graduate Medical Federation. In 2012 she published a forensic psychiatry text book entitled Envy Is Not Innate: A new model of thinking (Karnac Books) to widespread acclaim. 

Her new book, Envy In Everyday Life by Dr. Patricia Polledri (published by Clink Street Publishing 28th June 2016 RRP £9.99 paperback, RRP £3.99 ebook) is available to purchase from online retailers including amazon.co.uk and to order from all good bookstores.

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