With the Philip Green scandal emerging, the answer could be seen as “not nearly enough” but the positives to come out of the survey were that people felt there was a greater understanding of sexual harassment - and clarity is a vital first step towards prevention.
However more concerning was that over 60% said managers were no more likely to deal with inappropriate behaviour than a year ago.
When asked what the barriers are to creating a harassment-free environment the top responses were
• People still not wanting to speak up in a professional environment
• Lack of role modelling from the top - “unwavering” leadership
• Being clear on where the lines are between what is acceptable and what is not
If we really want to make a difference, we must equip managers with the skills and confidence to step in where needed, and ideally at an early stage before things escalate and another Weinstein/Philip Green type scandal emerges.
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Stella Chandler and I founded Focal Point on a shared belief that a training course run in isolation doesn't work. We passionately believe there must be support both before and after the training or coaching session itself for it to make a difference. When I am not facilitating sessions with clients or looking at ways to grow the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...