Respect

The #MeToo movement has shone a light on bad behavior at work. Learn how to spot the many forms that bullying and harassment takes, and put an end to them once and for all.

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According to the American Psychological Association, only 32% of of working Americans surveyed said their organization was doing something in response to #MeToo, and while the instinctive response is to promote anonymous helplines and demand people speak up, the research shows that these solutions will have, at best, a marginal effect and might even do more harm.

Respect - an overview:

In the wake of #metoo and high-profile cases at the top of big companies, now more than ever the spotlight is on business leaders to keep their workplaces safe from predatory behavior. Beyond the headlines, the business case for creating a culture of respect speaks for itself.

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The three components of the toxic triangle:

Cultures that are lacking in respect and that enable harassment are characterized by a toxic triangle of factors. The most severe cases of bullying and harassment are found when all three of the below factors are present.

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Creating a culture of respect:

By recognizing the different forms of bullying and harassment and the many parties involved, we can begin to create a climate of respect, where we:

 

  • Agree on what is or isn’t acceptable behavior at work
  • Notice unacceptable behavior and see it for what it is
  • Say or do something about unacceptable behavior when we see it

 

To learn more about our Respect point-of-view, catch up on our recent webinar Show me respect: bringing an end to bullying and harassment at work.

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