The tragic deaths of two Auckland Council employees have fueled calls for deep-seated culture changes to support the mental wellbeing of staff, NZ Herald reports. A review commissioned by Chief Executive Jim Stabback, following the two unrelated deaths in 2020, reveals most staff get the support they need at the council. But this does not apply for some staff dealing with a heavy workload, unreasonable behaviour, ongoing structural change and leadership failings. Improvement will require significant changes to certain aspects of the council’s workplace culture, with a push to ensure staff feel safe, supported, and protect them from antisocial and aggressive behaviour.
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