Empowering Your Employees to Build You Strong!!
Based on my past 20+ years of experience in Human Resources and additional studies it is important now, more than ever, to build and maintain employee engagement and healthy workplaces or cultures.
With the “Me Too” movement, harassment (including sexual harassment) and discrimination claims on the rise, leaders as well as individual contributors need to be aware and informed of what these behaviors look like and how to address them.
Just as important, unresolved employee conflicts are wreaking havoc in some workplaces! Employees at all levels in your organization should be equipped and empowered to identify and address workplace issues such as bullying and incivilities, which tend to be raised under a harassment claim. The following link provides assessments for you to measure where you might be on the scale of potentially committing workplace bullying or workplace incivilities (assessments). When recognizing these behaviors early on it’s easier to call it out and then put a STOP TO IT!!
It’s also good to have an idea on how to manage conflicts. Some simple well-known tips that come from Stephen Covey’s 7 habits of highly effective people can help! Be Proactive, Begin With The End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win Win, Seek First To Understand, Synergy, Sharpen The Saw.
Finally, it is always a must to know how to speak up about issues effectively!! Which, you can find some good tips in the book I authored The Top Five Things to Consider Before Filing an Employee Relations complaint and How to File Effective Complaint. (click here)
I’m confident once you start applying these tools you will see a difference.
P.S. I also have an online course on Empowering your Employees to Build You strong, that will build your culture to the Ultimate Employee Experience! For detailed information (click here)