So I decided to commit to the immersion because harassment is a reality in our workplaces today. It's a symptom of the very thing I try to help my clients avoid or overcome -- a toxic, unhealthy, unproductive work environment.
Dealing with these issues and those surrounding them can be approached from a variety of perspectives. From what I know about company culture and human behavior, I'd like to suggest 3 key elements to what I see as the most useful approach.
1). Take the opportunity to address harassment NOW since it has become part of our country's collective conscious. All this reporting has heighten awareness -- don't let that go to waste!
2). Decide to view it from a big picture perspective. Anything about employee behavior is related to company's culture and it's relationship to human resources. It's probably time to do a culture check. Here's a post to get your started, It recommends 6 check points from which to begin. So, it's also a great opportunity to conduct a company culture check up and reset initiative where needed.
3). In deciding to deal with it from a company culture perspective -- it must also be seen therefore, as a leadership issue.
This is absolutely the best time to look at your own leadership values and vision and the variety of ways its being communicated.
> What vision do you have for the kind of company you create and continue to build?
> Does your leadership team support and promote this vision?
> Is your leadership voice and the behavior modeled clear and consistent with this vision?
If your company is not functioning at its best, one or some of these qualities in the vision statement are missing, or are not functioning as need be. Let us help you improve the Human Quotient™ of your business and it's leaders.
We specialize in helping leaders understand the human experience in the workplace for better business building. This lack of understanding slows and undermines growth as well as allows for a lot of unnecessary people problems.