Your employees are demonstrating a pattern of behaviours in your workplace. Employees are gossiping about other employees; meetings involve attacking or sniping behaviours; some employees are being excluded from meetings and events. It may be early stages of this behaviour among your employees or you might be deep in the middle of them.
You may have held a formal investigation and this has recommended bullying education and training to be implemented across the team .
You know these behaviours have to stop. They are eroding productivity, team cohesion, and placing the health and safety of employees at risk. You are also at risk of expensive mental health Workcover cover claims.
Our bullying workshops help you manage and prevent bullying behaviours. Based on our specialised knowledge and experience, we have developed a unique Bullying Early Intervention Framework that underpins our education. This framework is focused on helping you and your teams understand bullying and intervene early, thereby preventing its reoccurrence.
Our framework is comprised of four phases for bullying prevention and early intervention focused on empowering employees by creating behavioural change.
- Recognise the behaviour
Before an employee can act to prevent bullying, they must first be able to recognise bullying behaviours and their responses which indicate something is wrong.
- Act on the behaviour
Empowering employees to act by providing strategies is vital for bullying prevention. It involves teaching employees to the skills to implement their solutions in a professional way.
- Monitor for change in behaviour
To ensure early intervention success, the employee must monitor for change. If there has been no change, they must move to the next phase. In this step, we teach employees to monitor if change has been successful.
- Enforce, where required
Unfortunately, some employees don’t change their risk behaviours. When they don’t, your employees need to know the strategies to enforce their initial actions. We teach employees the skills to act in a professional and timely way to intervene.
Our framework can be adapted to work at two levels, the leadership level and general employee level.
At the leadership level, our programs educate managers and supervisors to recognise and act on inappropriate behaviours. However, the model is designed so it can be used to coach and mentor their team members to act early and prevent escalation.
At the general employee level, our program empowers employees to identify risk behaviours early and implement strategies themselves in the first instance, then escalate if they have been unable to do so or are unsuccessful.
The most successful implementation will see leadership and all their employees working together to intervene early.
Our workshops are tailored to your workplace needs. We spend time listening to your challenges, understanding your workplace, and developing a solution for you.
If you are interested in learning more about our workplace bullying prevention workshops for your workplace, contact us now for a confidential conversation.