This video provides the steps to creating and implementing a healthy workplace policy.
- I travel around the world speaking…on the topic of workplace bullying,…and I'm always asked one question.…Where do I start?…Well, the answer may require…a small shift in thinking or perspective.…Rather than taking on the task of creating…an anti-bullying policy, consider instead…implementing a healthy workplace policy.…Now, you want to implement this policy…in a way that gets employee buy-in,…so plan on taking a few steps.…The first step is to run an exercise with your staff…that will simply get the conversation going.…
During your next company-wide meeting,…break your attendees into a group of four…and give them 15 minutes to answer this single question,…how would you like to be treated by your peers and managers?…If your company is too large or spread out…to do company-wide meetings, you can always…pass this exercise along to the department heads…and let them run the exercise in their own teams.…After 15 minutes, ask each group to share their answers.…As they call them out, write them on a whiteboard…or large sheet of paper, or you can type them out…
She defines the key differences between conflict, harassment, and bullying, and helps you assess the prevalence of bullying in your organization. You'll learn the importance of stepping in to stop it, and coaching those identified as bullies. Catherine also highlights the role leadership plays in exemplifying the right behavior and being transparent about supporting a healthy workplace. To create a positive workplace that's free from bullying, she suggests a healthy workplace corporate policy, tying positive behavior to corporate values, ongoing training, and the use of performance management.
- Differentiate between bullying, conflict, and a tough boss.
- Describe a prevalence assessment.
- Explain why it’s okay to step in when you witness bullying.
- Recognize how a social vision guides cultural change in the workplace.
- Summarize what a training program to combat workplace bullying should look like.