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Kindness is a virtue. You might have heard that saying before. It's especially true when working, serving or managing others. Based on the work of Barbara Glanz, Hall of Fame Speaker, this thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to encourage discussion on the importance of being kind and civil to one another.
In today's fast-paced world, a simple social media post or email can lead to hurt feelings...lost jobs and maybe even a lawsuit. Simply put, uncivil actions disrupt the workplace! But... being civil is not about just being polite or having good manners.
Being civil to one another helps us all feel better about coming to work. But, it’s more than just being polite and showing good manners. There’s more to it than that! Civility helps create an organization where everyone can do their job - and not feel like they are being attacked.
Being civil means interacting and responding courteously and respectfully. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to encourage discussion on the importance of a civil and respectful workplace.
We can’t listen to whatever we want at work if it offends others; while we do have more freedom to say or do things outside the workplace, we still need to keep in mind that if our behavior offends or discriminates against someone, then it may be grounds for disciplinary action. We all must be respectful of others in the workplace.
Discussions with co-workers that ridicule or disrespect anyone because of a protected class status can be offensive and lead to an accusation of discriminatory harassment. Insensitive remarks about an overweight co-worker can lead to the perception of harassment.
It can be one thing to casually invite someone to attend religious services with you, or to occasionally mention a religious belief or practice. But when you repeatedly and openly talk about your religious beliefs, or proselytize, to the point that it offends a co-worker, you can easily be accused of harassment.
Could an unwelcome pursuit can become harassing behavior? What if it was a manager pursuing an employee? Fishing in the company pond for romance does happen, but there is more at risk than just rejection. Supervisors and managers should never proposition subordinates. Even social invitations between co-workers need to be carefully asked.
You know, some of us figure a pregnant joke or two is just something that comes with the territory. It's no big deal. Well, those days are over. This video shows how a simple joke or two might lead to harassment. Remember, when it comes to your co-workers - the safest thing to do is… if you can't say something nice... just don't say anything at all.
A powerful message about standing up to harassment! Could you step up and actively stop workplace harassment in progress? Being an active bystander in a harassment situation doesn't mean you have to verbally engage the harasser. RESCUE™ provides three different situations that empower employees (or even third party bystanders) to take action and stop harassing workplace behavior.
Being an active bystander in a harassment situation doesn't mean you have to verbally engage the harasser. RESCUE™ (Customer Version) shows a powerful how a customer can take simple actions to stop harassing (third-party) behavior. This scenario features a customer stepping in to stop harassment from another customer. If you witnessed harassment, would you step in to stop it?
Spreading false information or accusations concerning employees may be a violation of organization policy. Employees that engage in this type of behavior could have a disruptive effect on relationships at work and it could be seen as contributing to possible harassment or a hostile work environment.
Being respectful towards others is something we all need...and deserve. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to encourage discussion on the importance of a respectful workplace.
Being civil means interacting and responding courteously and respectfully. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (C.I.V.I.L.) along with thought-provoking questions on being polite towards others. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Slapping any employee on the butt is inappropriate workplace behavior and should not happen with any employee! Unwanted touching, swatting, rubbing or any other physical action of this type spells trouble in the workplace. It’s best to keep physical contact to a minimum and always on a professional level. For example, a fist bump is generally appropriate when offering congratulations.
Because appropriate touching varies so much among different people, the best advice is to keep close personal touch to a minimum and always on a professional level. For example, a congratulatory handshake or fist bump. Beyond that, unless you are absolutely sure that your contact is welcomed by the other person, it's best not to touch them at all.
Third-party sexual harassment occurs when someone outside of the employer's organization harasses an employee in or outside the workplace. Such third parties may include customers, vendors, consultants, or anyone that the employer has a business relationship with. This video also highlights the active bystander/ally concept.
Joking can make the workplace fun, but it is also an area that can easily cross the line from being inappropriate to being illegal. People who work together sometimes engage in ‘harmless flirting’. As long as that behavior is welcome for those who are flirting, and those who are around to see it, it isn’t sexual harassment. When someone changes their mind, however, the welcomeness ends, and it’s time to stop.
It’s important to remember that sexual harassment can take many forms. It can be verbal, as with jokes, comments, or propositions. It can be visual, as in written notes, cartoons, or objects. It can be electronic, as in e-mails, social media posts, and texts. And it can be physical, as with touching, gesturing, or leering and staring.
Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employee's supervisor, manager, or someone else in authority offers or suggests that an employee will be given something, such as a raise or promotion, in exchange for some sort of sexual favor. This also includes refusing someone a promotion.