Promoting a work environment free from Discrimination, Bullying & Harassment and tackling attitudes and behaviours underpinning this will help promote a positive workplace culture. This leads to increased productivity, better employee morale and the ability to keep skilled workers.
There are a number of links to related policies and guidance to help managers and staff support a positive workplace culture, which can be found below.
The Dignity and Work Policy promotes actions that will help develop and maintain a more positive workplace culture. T...
The Dignity and Work Policy promotes actions that will help develop and maintain a more positive workplace culture. The purpose is to achieve a culture where showing dignity and respect is the norm and members of staff feel comfortable and confident to deal with disrespectful behaviour on a one to one basis if it occurs.
Secondly, the policy provides a new avenue for staff if they wish to raise concerns about disrespectful behaviour and formalises the obligation that a line manager must listen to these concerns and take appropriate local action. The policy defines disrespectful behaviour separately from more serious allegations of bullying and harassment and therefore allows such issues to be dealt with in a more appropriate and immediate way.
Lastly, the policy strengthens the mechanism for dealing with bullying, harassment and victimisation. All these terms are clearly defined in the policy to help guide people to the appropriate steps.
What can I do to create and maintain a positive working environment? Regular team meetings Have 1:1 meet...
What can I do to create and maintain a positive working environment?
Regular team meetings
Have 1:1 meetings with your staff.
Address Attitudes/Behaviours and Values
Demonstrate strong leadership (if you see bad behaviour, stamp it out there and then)
Set good examples
Understanding individual employees concerns and issues
Develop your staff e.g. ensure all your staff have regular appraisal and access to training opportunities
Promote Reward and Recognition
Promote Team working
There are a number of training programmes available to help you and your team Equality and Diversity Trainin...
There are a number of training programmes available to help you and your team
Equality and Diversity Training (link to new site which has been created
Health and Safety training (violence reduction) http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/working-with-us/hr-connect/health-safety/training-and-education/health-safety-violence-reduction-education/
Hate crime Reporting