Preventing Workplace Bullying
Bullying in the workplace is four times more prevalent than illegal harassment, and it is often the precursor to more serious allegations. This program puts an end to persistent, offensive and intimidating bullying behaviours that are both disrespectful and harmful.
- DVD or USB of Main Program plus a Manager’s Module
- Leader’s Guide
- Participant Handouts
- PowerPoint Presentation
- Depicts today’s most common bullying situations in a manner that allows for rich discussion
- Clearly explains why bullying must be stopped
- Teaches employees and leaders to be advocates for themselves and others
This program is perfect to use with all employees and managers to help them define, recognize and prevent bullying and its effects in the workplace. Bullying can happen in any size of an organization and in any department. It’s everyone’s responsibility to prevent it and prevention starts with self-advocacy. The film addresses behaviours typically prohibited by company policy as well as possible consequences of not stopping bullying behaviour (such as illegal harassment, retaliation, lawsuits, etc.).
Through vignettes that illustrate bullying on the part of both leaders and co-workers, this program teaches viewers that the keys to preventing workplace bullying are:
Recognize Bullying Behaviour – Know what behaviours cross the line and are considered “bullying”.
Speak Up for Yourself – Stay calm. Be confident. Share facts and feelings.
Stand Up for Others – State observations. Share your concerns. Explain the impact of the behavior.
Commit to Next Steps – Review company policies. Document actions and responses. Involve HR or Management. Formalize your complaint.
The video examples take place in offices, education, healthcare, and industrial settings. The main program is appropriate for both managers and employees. A supplemental Manager’s Module gives leaders additional instruction on bullying behaviors and the damage they cause. Leaders are taught to address bullying when they observe it and are given a checklist of things that let them evaluate their own behaviours.