Understand the damage harassment causes, from taking the target's career away to depression and more, and why 75% of targets never report it to the employer. (It can damage their careers, upset culture norms in the organization, and more.)
- One in three women have been sexually harassed at work.…And three out of four of them never report it…to a manager or HR or anyone else.…Why not?…Because they are called liars and troublemakers,…and they are demoted, blacklisted, and fired.…Reporting harassment is career ending in many cases,…and men get harassed too.…And what about bystanders?…Why don't they report it?…Well, they also fear retaliation.…Why end their career for someone else's problem?…I always see advice online…that bystanders must be allies in upstanders.…
If you see something, say something, right?…But it's not that simple.…Let's talk about why people don't report harassment,…beyond the retaliation factor.…It goes against the current normal social rules…of the workplace, and true harassment prevention…is about changing those rules.…One norm for example, is our work language.…We're required to talk about logic, solutions, and goals,…and use action oriented language.…In other words, it's inappropriate to be emotional at work.…
But being harassed is an emotional experience,…
- 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.