Learn the value of creating a "see something, say something" culture, and how to push this initiative forward in the organization (including making it comfortable to speak up).
- At the airport the intercom announcer often…tells us that if we see something,…say something when it comes to suspicious baggage.…The same goes for behavior.…You want your employees to speak up for themselves…and others when they're uncomfortable.…So it's important to create a culture…that encourages people to do just that.…Let's say Aman is a Director of Sales and his team…is all men with the exception of Gabby, a female.…Gabby is the Sales Manager so the team reports…directly to her and she reports to Aman.…
Gabby notices Aman and the guys go out…for beers after work sometimes…and she can see that they're bonding.…Sometimes they invite her but feeling it might not…be the best idea to be the only woman when…there's alcohol involved, she usually declines.…Is this harassment or a hostile work environment?…No, but it is an example of excluding someone.…It's an example of inappropriate behavior because if left…unchecked, it's leading to a negative work environment.…So if a culture of see something, say something exists…
- Explain why you should always think of sexual harassment in terms of power.
- Recognize how to justify discipline without abusing the rights of the person you are disciplining.
- Recall how to address the values of your workplace culture without challenging or creating negativity.
- Identify the benefits of paying attention to the body language of coworkers.
- Name the default position companies should take on managers dating subordinates.