In this video, learn how to facilitate a discussion with the workforce about harassment, including the use of scenarios to guide the conversation, how to set the discussion up with ground rules, and how to follow up afterward.
- You might be thinking that harassment … is a big company problem, and if you're in … a smaller business, you're clear of dealing with this. … I challenge you to ask five women you know personally … if they've ever experienced sexual harassment … and they will all tell you, in fact, they absolutely have. … So in addition to my challenge, and any formal … harassment training your company offers, … I suggest having a more open and emotional … discussion about harassment with your team at work. … I know that might seem scary because it could … bring up emotions, but it will remind employees … that harassment is a human problem that requires empathy … and caring for each other. … Remember that one of the reasons people … don't report harassment is because it's an emotional topic. … It goes against standard workplace behavior … to talk about emotions, they're taboo. … While formal training keeps the topic stale and unemotional, … let's get people feeling more comfortable … talking about the experience of being human, shall we? …
- 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.