In our experience most employers educate their staff on what harassment is and that it is unacceptable, but they do not teach them how to deal with simple conflict situations that can be resolved before things escalate into a serious situation, that will cost a great deal to manage and may result in significant consequences for those involved.
At Benard + Associates, we have developed amazing programs that engage staff, educate them on these important issues and give them the tools they need to communicate effectively and prevent issues from escalating. In addition, we work with managers and other leaders in the organization to guide them in assisting others to resolve their issues and create a culture of respect in the workplace. Please contact us to discuss how we can help. We have worked with teams that have had extraordinary conflict and strife within, and shown them the path to a happy and healthy workplace.