This video highlights the role leadership plays in ending bullying, including exemplifying the right behavior and being transparent about supporting a healthy workplace.
- The main reason workplace bullying thrives…in an organization is because…the organization's leaders allow it to.…I'm not suggesting that your leaders…knowingly allow it to thrive because they want…to build a bullying culture.…More than likely, the leaders in your organization…either don't know bullying exists,…don't think it's that big of a deal,…are uneducated in the damage it causes,…or they think harassment policies will cover it.…Once leaders discover the real truth…about workplace bullying, they can whole-heartedly…support an initiative to put an end to it.…
It is imperative that organizational leaders…openly point out they will not allow workplace bullying,…and that those who engage in it…will be punished per your healthy workplace policy.…Leaders have to model the behaviors they want…to see from everyone else.…They should openly praise others who do the same,…and celebrate successes as a new,…more positive culture emerges.…Now, depending on where you are…in the hierarchy of your organization,…it may be that you don't have any influence…
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.