We cannot afford to ignore the signs of workplace bullying.
If you observe (or worse participate) in an act of incivility towards a member of your team, you are giving tacit approval that the behavior is acceptable within your area of influence. You do have an area or responsibility that you can impact. Whether you are the “safe zone” of the team, or you are the person who is calming the bullying and inappropriate behavior – you are exposed. Should you take action> Have you thought ahead as to how you handle the next incident.
Because there will be another incident.
Workplace bullying has increased steadily in the workplace.
Plan ahead, and narrow the focus for the upcoming conversation.
Stay on track, and plan your strategy for the next conversation.
If you like a process and flow, you might like something new we’re working on. We prepared a small and effective resource to help you speak with your manager (or team members) with increased confidence.
It’s a an organized tool that lets you identify the most important elements of the upcoming meeting / conversation that you care about. This will hep you to be more confident, and definitely more prepared during the meeting discussion – potentially improving the outcome. We know what to do already, but this gives us an organized framework for planning – for every 1:1 meeting.
Ready to check it out? Get the Difficult Conversation Checklist (DCC), a simple tool that helps you prepare for your next difficult meeting with your boss — and the tool is interactive and usable for each and every conversation.
- New Hire Onboarding – Add Civility
- The Case for Workplace Civility
- Lynchpins in the Workplace, Team Respect, and Civility