Freedom Week: What can Employers & Owners do?
Employers define all conditions of work. Leadership sets the rules and establishes the culture. Bullying could not exist without either the explicit or tacit approval from employers. You own the place and are responsible for the problems that exist within.
- Look beyond personalities as causes to see how the workplace culture and environment make your organization prone to bullying.
- Learn how bullying is an unsustainable cost. Ask your Risk Manager or CFO if there’s evidence of avoidable, bullying-related costs eating away at profit margins.
- Commit to correcting and preventing it.
- Read the book for employers to learn what managers and leaders can do — The Bully-Free Workplace.
- Create a clear anti-bullying policy that applies to all employees.
- Raise employee awareness with an on-site speech or an educational video.
- Survey your organization to find out the true prevalence of bullying.
Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week sponsored by the Workplace Bullying Institute, is a chance to break through the shame & silence surrounding bullying. It is a week to be daring & bold. Here are different ways to celebrate Freedom Week: