There are nuances that can go down in a path of harassment, including nicknames, sarcasm, or becoming too friendly or casual. Learn about the importance of being able to talk openly about behaviors so lines are not crossed. Scenarios are used in this video to facilitate learning.
- Here's the deal, we can all think that we're awesome…at empathy, sensitivity, inclusion and more,…and maybe you are, but I'd be willing to bet my life…on the fact that at some point you will cross a line…and say something that could hurt another person.…I know I have.…All I can do is give you some reminders for being self-aware…and being aware of others' reactions.…First, be mindful of space.…If hugging, for example, is accepted…in your company culture,…you still have to be aware and mindful…of those who may not wanna be hugged.…
People will give you non-verbal cues,…such as turning their body away from you,…or not putting their arm around you.…So look for these types of behaviors…and you'll know who to hug and who not to.…Second, be mindful of speech.…Take humor and sarcasm, for example.…If you're just a nickname kind of person,…or like to be sarcastic,…it might be good to ask permission first,…or once it slips out,…asking if your nickname or comment was okay.…You can read non-verbals here, too.…Facial expressions and body language…
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