Some recent reviews from our training on tackling bullying in the workplace:
After a half-day Bullying in the Workplace: Training for Managers course,
“The training boosted my knowledge, taught me new management techniques and made a persuasive case as to why this matters.”
From a virtual Bullying in the Workplace: Training for Managers course,
“The realisation that anyone can be subjected to bullying, and anyone can offend others with their own behaviours without this knowledge. A great course to create positive change.”
Following a 90minute session entitled ‘Bullying & Harassment – What you need to know’,
“A very useful and informative session. it should be a mandatory course for all staff including managers, directors and those in charge of policies.”
Some further reading from our blog relating to tackling harassment and bullying at work:
Bullying Behaviours – 8 tips to stop toxic cultures developing through remote working.
Leaders be aware – are leadership teams alert to problematic behaviours which may not be obvious in remote or hybrid working environments?
Spotting behaviours online – look out for sharp remarks in video meetings, a colleague being excluded from calls, the use of messaging apps to chat while others are presenting or talking.
Bullying can be invisible – behaviours such as blocking paths to promotion and being set up to fail may not be obvious but can be present in toxic work cultures.
Encourage inclusion – create a culture where colleagues are listened to, not embarrassed, can speak up, share concerns and admit mistakes without recrimination.
Psychological safety – leaders should ensure both confidentiality and clear paths of 2-way communication so that ideas and opinions can be freely aired, as well as politely challenged.
Be proactive – train senior staff in providing feedback especially if now being offered online, provide guides that can be referred to.
Training to improve working culture – bullying at work awareness training can help to protect and support colleagues and reinforce the importance of having and using workplace policies.
Address workplace concerns – if concerns are detected ensure support is available and offered immediately e.g. coaching, mentoring and wellbeing programmes.