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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.
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.
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.
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.
Sexual jokes, innuendos or graphic stories could easily cross the line from simply inappropriate and unprofessional to unlawful... in a hurry! Understanding the line when it comes to workplace jokes is key to avoiding a sexual harassment lawsuit.
Could you recognize how an unwelcome pursuit can become harassing behavior? What if it was a manager pursuing an employee? Inappropriate or illegal?
You're back at work after many months of working from home due to a health scare. Someone is sent home because of a cough. You see them back at work the very next day. Management doesn't seem concerned. But then there are rumblings and someone makes a veiled threat about taking care of it. What do you do?
Our working relationships are complicated for all kinds of reasons. That's why we really have to know where the lines are when it comes to managing our interactions with co workers, customers, and vendors. Take the unwanted pursuit of a relationship. It doesn't make any difference where it comes from a manager, a coworker, a vendor or a customer unwanted pursuit could be considered illegal harassment and simply can't be a part of the workplace.
In general, there's nothing wrong with kidding around at work. But we can step over the line when it comes to having fun at someone else's expense. Hazing, teasing, profanity, and horseplay are the kinds of unprofessional behaviors that lead to low morale, low productivity, turnover and even safety issues.
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.
Updated with the US Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ+ workers! Now more than ever, your employees need to know exactly where the boundaries of acceptable and legal workplace behavior are drawn. Right Side of the Line™ addresses harassment in all its form, including hazing, gossip, retaliation and more. This workshop meets federal compliance standards for harassment prevention training, giving employees the tools to resolve situations before they escalate. For your business issues on: Harassment, Discrimination, EEOC & Legal Issues.
Most of us know that we all share a responsibility for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. But one of the challenges we face on a day to day basis is recognizing it. It's not enough to understand the legal definition alone… we have to know what sexual harassment looks like in the real world… and its consequences on each other… and the organization.
Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another person's position. It’s a powerful tool to build and maintain relationships – both inside and outside the workplace!
A powerful message about standing up to harassment! Could you step up and actively stop workplace harassment in progress? Being an active ally or upstander 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 ally or upstander in a harassment situation doesn't mean you have to verbally engage the harasser. RESCUE™ (Customer/Cafe 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?