Preventing Water-Cooler Harassment and Discrimination

25-minute Talk

Preventing Water-Cooler Harassment and Discrimination aims to assist participants in recognizing, articulating, and executing strategies that foster a dynamic, productive, and safe working environment

Virtual Pass session

Timetable

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday 22nd

Room

Room E1 - Track 4: Talks

Audience

Managers, Team Leaders, Individuals

Key-Learnings

  • Identify different perspectives on issues concerning discrimination and harassment
  • Identify ways to implement organizational culture that centers around compassion and empathy
  • Model and support emotional intelligence through the following: o Self-Awareness o Awareness of others o Awareness of environment
  • Better align the individual’s values to cultivate change agents within the organization.

Successful teams are founded on trust, transparency, effective communication, solid relationships, ongoing enhancement, meaningful objectives, and individuals to autonomously make informed decisions. Teammates may have expressed a lack of surprise when a specific employee is accused of inappropriate behavior, underscoring a concerning trend of witnessed misconduct within workplaces. 

The objective is to empower team members who are willing to act as allies in fostering a culture of respect. This involves providing them with the necessary knowledge and resources to feel confident in actively supporting a respectful environment. To achieve this goal effectively, team members must not only feel prepared and self-assured in their ability to intervene, but also backed by the organization when they do so. By fostering this approach, your organization will cultivate valuable allies in the prevention of discrimination and harassment.

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