Dignity at Work: Factsheet
What is Dignity at Work ?
Dignity at Work is a generic term used by many organisations to define the behaviours required by all employees to prevent / eliminate workplace bullying and harassment and to create a working environment where individuals feel included and are treated with both dignity and respect.
Why is it important:
At McKenzie, we believe seven key factors influence this area. These are:
1: The Changing Workplace – please see picture opposite.
2: Changing Expectations of Employees.
3: Changing Legislative Framework.
4: Changing Social Attitudes. Workplace behaviour and language that may have previously been considered acceptable which is considered unacceptable in 2016.
5: Technological Advances e.g. mass emergence of social media and electronic communications.
6: Changing Leadership Styles – please see picture opposite.
7: Knowledge, Skills and Confidence in Managers in differentiating between legitimate performance management issues and claims of bullying and harassment.
As you can see, there is a lot to keep up with ! Sometimes individuals or teams, can either fall behind or inadvertently behave in a way others may find old-fashioned, inappropriate or offensive.
How Can McKenzie Work With You ?
We are now in our twentieth year of providing support in this area to our partner organisations: We typically work in a number of different ways. This includes:
Performing external Dignity at work investigations – we can provide highly experienced interviewers and support staff
Designing and delivering engaging and interactive Dignity at Work training events for both managers and staff
Providing bespoke / tailored one to one coaching for managers or individuals who have experienced workplace difficulties
Development of Dignity at Work policies, procedures and guidance notes
Supply of developmental toolkits and guidance notes
Example development materials: