In this video, explore tips for managers to use in creating an environment that prevents harassment.
- If you're a manager or supervisor … and have been through harassment prevention training, … your training probably included … practical examples of harassment, … info about your obligations to report and to whom … and how to correct harassing behavior. … This is good information … and a good place to start … in terms of your role as a manager. … But let's look past your obligations to the law … and really look at the manager role. … To create a positive environment … that minimizes risk for negativity. … So managers should create an environment … of open communication for example … because feeling comfortable to talk about it … when someone crosses the line … minimizes risk for negativity. … Managers can create this type of environment … by facilitating conversations about such topics … as professionalism, inclusion, respect and empathy. … If you're a manager, … I challenge you to pick a word like this … for each staff meeting … and open it up by asking people to talk about what it means. …
- 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.