Harassment is a Culture Issue
To prevent or address harassment, you need to do more than communicate policies or police behavior.
Our anti-harassment toolkit is based on the following key principles.
LISTEN BEFORE YOU TEACH
Invite two-way conversation.
Too often, compliance programs just broadcast out information. But if you want your audience to engage, it's critical to meet them where they are.
REFLECT YOUR AUDIENCE'S REALITY
Craft a specific message, not a generic one.
Any effective training has to speak to your culture, and we believe one-size fits all training misses the mark.
RAISE THE BAR FOR YOUR MESSAGING
Use modern tools and communication techniques.
Don't settle for the same old dated approach -- seek out solutions that look and feel like they were created in 2018.
MAKE PEOPLE CARE
Don't just distribute information -- work to persuade.
Studies show that bystander training can be very effective -- but make sure you're also working to persuade people to care enough to do something when they see something.
SHOW TOP-DOWN SUPPORT AND FOLLOW THROUGH
Prove to employees that you're serious.
Employees know the difference between corporate window dressing and a true and significant shift in direction. Follow through on your commitment to building a respectful culture with actions, resources, and transparency.