Here’s a tool to increase employee professionalism in 30 mins

by Mar 2, 2016

Last month I challenged you to take action against workplace bullying by doing something, anything, to put a stop to it. I presented the challenge, and now I’ll offer up a tool to help.

Your step to ending bullying doesn’t have to be a $1,000,000 initiative. The truth is, the best first step is to talk about creating a positive workplace – and talk about it a lot. It will expose the elephant in the room, and then you can start taking bigger, more powerful steps from there.

That said, I took the liberty of stealing from my own training materials and put this job aid together for you. This is an exercise I run for clients in my training programs, and I’m sharing it with you so that you can run it with your team.

The job aid provides step-by-step guidance to facilitate a 30-45 minute conversation about professionalism. Feel free to use it yourself or email it on to your managers to use in their staff meetings.

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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