Discover tips for successfully soliciting help from HR; these tips focus on what exactly to do during the conversation.
- One of our great presidents, John F. Kennedy,…said in his inaugural address, "Let us never negotiate…"out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate."…I know you're watching this video because you're afraid,…afraid of losing your job,…afraid the bullying will get worse,…and perhaps even afraid for your safety.…So we've got to get you focused…on getting the best outcome possible…from your conversation with HR.…Here are some tips to do that.…
First, communicate with as much confidence and power…as you can muster.…Remain calm, cool, and collected.…Plant both feet on the ground, make eye contact,…keep your chin up, and your shoulders back.…Bring in notes if it will help you stay on track.…Second, as you're describing the bullying,…focus on the behaviors and not on the person.…If you say, "He's verbally abusive,"…you must provide a clear example, such as,…"Yesterday, he said I was an idiot in front of others."…If you say, "She's intimidating,"…then you have to add an example, such as,…"She leans over my desk and puts her face…
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- Defining workplace bullying
- Reframing the situation
- Building your confidence
- Assertively standing up for yourself in person and in emails
- Changing your body language
- Gathering documentation
- Communicating with HR