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FEI Provides SHRM Viewpoint on Supporting Cultures of Dignity and Respect

3 Dec. 2018 Posted by aadams

Viewpoint: Why Respect, Dignity and Kindness Are Foundational
Workplace Principles

This is the #MeToo era. The great wave of public accusations involving inappropriate conduct such as sexual harassment between managers, employees and co-workers has washed over U.S. workplaces, unsettling everything in its wake.

But sexual harassment is not the only conduct that can help turn a working environment hostile. Given this, employers who take action now to help establish and solidify a welcoming and hostility-free work environment will be better positioned for the future. Such actions can come in many forms, ranging from zero-tolerance anti-harassment policies and violence prevention training to diversity task forces and team-building exercises.

While they vary, these actions all benefit from a proactive approach. Opposing views and opinions are inevitable among a diverse workforce, but leaders of organizations should not wait until disruptive incidents break out before focusing on the state of the workplace environment. Instead, they can start immediately.

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This article is adapted from Security Management magazine with permission from ASIS © 2018. All rights reserved.