What is the work environment like 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 superiors instead of focusing on your job? Some companies observe behavioral issues that include a lack of mutual respect or common courtesy, bullying, sexual misconduct, egotistical behavior, etc. There are multiple human emotions that can develop, and a company’s leader is expected to set the guidelines and boundaries.
Personalities, feelings of being overworked, unreasonable expectations, differences of opinions and beliefs, gossip, etc. can all contribute 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.
It is important to have the employer relay a clear message throughout his/her workforce the necessity for positive attitudes and mutual respect to all. Conflicts and disagreements can still develop. The media is quick to note when bullying, insensitivity, sexual misconduct, etc. exists. Such events can lead to workplace violence, which can occur anywhere. How can an employer improve this situation?
Compass Career Management Solutions has worked closely with employees and management to carve out solutions that mend the emotional scars and help people to move forward in a positive way. It begins with a carefully structured Forum, where a professional facilitator encourages open discussions and raises the awareness of our differences, yet how we all want to be respected for who we are. As a firm with an expertise dealing with changes and transitions, as well as the “human factor”, our facilitator is an experienced and impartial professional. Good exchange are healthy!
Providing 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 this situation, involving all employees and being sensitive to the consequences of the poor behavior, the sooner healing will begin and the focus returns to the jobs at hand. Call us NOW. This program will also improve productivity and cohesiveness.