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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The way we behave towards each other in the workplace has a direct impact on individual wellbeing, team performance and organisational results. This belief has underpinned our work at Focal Point for over 20 years and has never been more relevant. We are privileged to work with a huge variety of organisations wanting to get workplace behaviour and culture right - and to tackle the inappropriate behaviour that may get in the way of this. Supported by our fantastic team of facilitators and coaches, we are able to make a real difference to peoples’ lives as well as organisational performance. Having worked in both large businesses at management level and in 2 start ups at director level, I am able to combine hands on experience of growing and managing teams - and the associated challenges in creating the right culture - with over 20 years in learning and development. I hold the Certificate in Training Practice and am a member of CIPD. When I am not supporting clients or developing the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...