The Respectful Workplace Initiative

Facilitate the process of all employees practicing civil and respectful behaviors in the workplace.

OVERVIEW

Our approach to behavioral risk prevention, management, and mitigation includes a comprehensive array of services under the umbrella of “The Respectful Workplace Initiative.”

Services include:

  • Organizational culture assessments
  • Respectful workplace policies & procedures
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Violence prevention strategy, policy, and seminars
  • “Creating the Respectful Workplace” ™ seminar
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There is a compelling business case to promoting civility and respect in the workplace. In 2015 alone, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “recovered $164.5 million for workers alleging harassment – and these direct costs are just the tip of the iceberg” (EEOC, 2016). Federal agencies and courts, along with states and municipalities have made it clear that maintaining a safe workplace is essential for all employees.

Maintaining a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful has been shown to produce various benefits including:

  • Greater creativity & innovation
  • Increased employee engagement
  • Reduced harassment claims
  • Reduced turnover
  • Faster problem-solving and project completion
  • Increased synergy among team members
  • Better retention and overall performance

“Creating the Respectful Workplace™” seminar

Our cornerstone seminar, “Creating the Respectful Workplace™”, can be delivered in a half or full day format. This program delivers a “whole brain” experience to ensure participants understand both the legal considerations and performance-related benefits of workplace behaviors.
Areas of dialogue and engagement include:
  • Awareness of the impact of a disrespectful workplace on associates and the organization (“The Price We Pay”)
  • Discussion of taboo subjects such as gender issues, fears, and privilege
  • Review the organization’s policies relevant to maintaining a Respectful Workplace
  • Discussion of the role of diversity in a Respectful Workplace
  • Bystander Intervention strategies and exercises
  • The human and fiscal benefits of maintaining a Respectful Workplace
The, “Creating the Respectful Workplace™” seminar provides participants with a dynamic and interactive discovery experience. The vital importance of civil and respectful workplace behaviors are brought to light along with the methods to demonstrate these actions at once.

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We partner with organizations from varied sizes and sectors to design an initiative that conveys both the necessary urgency and benefits achieved from maintaining a respectful workplace.

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