Workplace Bullying Prevention Workshops
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 the 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. Or you may want to simply reset your team culture and behaviour.
Either way, you know these negative behaviours have to stop. They are eroding productivity, team cohesion, and placing the health and safety of employees at risk. They are also placing your business at risk of expensive mental health Workcover cover claims.
Our workshops help you manage and prevent bullying and harassing behaviours. Based on our specialised knowledge and experience, we have utilise our unique Bullying Early Intervention Framework (R-A-M-E) that underpins our education programs. This framework is focused on helping you and your teams understand bullying and harassment, and intervene early, thereby preventing its escalation and/or reoccurrence.
The RAME framework is comprised of four steps (Recognise – Act – Monitor – Enforce) for bullying and harassment prevention and early intervention. It focuses on empowering employees to create behavioural change in your workplace.
Our RAME Framework
Our RAME framework is adapted to your workplace depending on your education and training goals. It is also adapted to the employees being trained, whether leaders and managers or general employees including targeted employees or bystanders.
At the leader and management level, our programs educate managers and supervisors to recognise and strategies to act on inappropriate behaviours. The framework is designed so managers can use it to coach and mentor their team members to act early and prevent escalation in negative behaviours.
At the general employee level, our program empowers employees to recognise risk behaviours early and implement strategies themselves in the first instance, then escalate if they have been unable to do so or are unsuccessful. This applies to both targeted employees and workplace bystanders.
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.
Recognise the behaviour.
Before an employee can act to prevent bullying, they must first be able to recognise bullying behaviours and their responses that 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.
Examples of education and training topics we provide include
- What is bullying and harassment
- Understanding the impact of bullying and harassment on the workplace and employees
- Strategies to prevent and manage bullying and harassing behaviours
- The role of effective and assertive communication in preventing workplace bullying and harassment
- Effectively conflict management
- Building psychologically safe workplaces
- Leadership and management skills
- Effective performance management
- Understanding bystander silence
- Bystander “speak up” strategies