Important Factors in Healthy Workplace Environment

How It Impacts an Organization

Conflict & Disrespect
Conflict & Disrespect
Bullying & Harassment
Bullying & Harassment
Good Communication
Good Communication
Trusting Relationships
Trusting Relationships

 

Have you noticed a change in the work environment in your office?  Can you feel tension among your employees when in the office?  Do you get along well with your co-workers?  Or do you spend a lot of time coping with difficult co-workers or critical superiors instead of focusing on your job?  Some companies have observed behavioral issues that include a) a lack of mutual respect, b) bullying or harassment, c) poor communication/condescending tones/rigid attitudes, d) distrustful behavior, etc.  Many human emotions can develop, but a company must set the guidelines and boundaries.

Extreme personalities, being required to overwork, unreasonable expectations, inflexible differences of opinions, beliefs, gossip, etc. can all attribute to a company’s work environment.  Our growing diversity throughout our country produces benefits and challenges.  Employers need to lay the foundation that covers all variables, i.e. different cultures, different points of view, habits, different values, beliefs, etc.  A strong guiding directive is to insist on “mutual respect” for all.

The employer NEEDS to address any “workplace behavioral issues” immediately!  It should be conveyed to all employees that everyone is expected to display a positive and respectful attitude toward all in the workforce.  Conflicts and disagreements are discouraged.  Events like bullying, insensitive jokes, sexual misconduct, etc. could lead to workplace violence.  This is risky behavior!

Compass Career Management Solutions, a Human Resources-Consulting firm, has worked closely with employees and management to create solutions that mend emotional scars and help people to move forward.  Their expertise involves carefully structured venues, where an impartial, professional facilitator creates a circle of trust and builds a respected exchange, allowing people to share sensitive issues.  An awareness of differences breaks down “walls”, and a sense of respect for one another is created.  Compass Career Management excels in dealing with change and transitions.  We are supporters of the “human factor”.  We believe good exchanges are healthy!

Companies who provide this Forum for your employees will not only resolve many misunderstandings but also lay the groundwork for a more cohesive and productive workforce.  The sooner the company openly addresses a “behavior situation”, the sooner healing will begin, and the focus returns to the jobs at hand.  Don’t wait for a “situation” to escalate.  We are here NOW.  This program will also improve productivity and cohesiveness.