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.