A manager worksheet for behavior change

by Mar 11, 2016

Workplace bullying can happen in any industry. I know lots of great companies who believe (or at least suspect) they have a bullying problem, yet they don’t implement solutions. Why?

Perhaps they’ve tried some ideas out, but they aren’t seeing change. Or the process seems daunting. Or maybe the CEO hasn’t signed off on fixing the problem.

But mostly, it’s because they just don’t know where to start.

Well, one place to start is with your managers.

Do they know how to stop bullying? Do they know how to coach people who are engaging in bullying behavior? If you haven’t taught them these skills, then probably not.

So here’s a tool for you to pass around to your managers. This is a worksheet managers can fill out before their meetings with anyone who is in need of a behavior or performance shift. It will help your managers figure out exactly what to say, so they feel armed and ready to have an effective coaching conversation with their employees.

But of course, this form in and of itself won’t solve bullying. It’s just one tool.

About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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