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Thursday, November 9, 2017
Improve Morale and Decrease Risk When You Provide Diversity in the Workplace Awareness Education
If you are not providing diversity awareness education in the workplace,
you may want to offer about 10-12 minutes of this content during the
year . It is a lot easier to do than you think, and a lot more welcome
than you might imagine. It's all about the approach (the educational and
non-threatening approach we use.)
benefits of diversity awareness include reduced risk of workplace
violence, higher morale, improved communication, and most importantly,
employees who behave with tolerance toward others while not feeling
threatened by the education and awareness information they receive.
also acquire employees who help maintain a respectful workplace by not
acting as bystanders to abuse. It is a very synergistic topic that has
multiple layer effects for organizations. Reducing the bystander effect
is really key to more positive workplaces. I may produce a PowerPoint on
this topic alone.
program is editable, "brand-able", professionally narrated, and
available in DVD, PowerPoint, Video, or a Web course. That makes it good
for collecting certificates of participation as proof you took "due
care" in the event a legal claim ever happens for something like
discrimination. (By the way, I always recommend arm-twisting your
insurance company into a discount for reducing behavioral risk
exposures. Most states do that already for a drug-free workplace policy.
A topic like this one should be no different. See what happens. Let me
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edit, amend, delete content, and acquire them in any of four different
formats. All web courses include test questions, handout(s),
certification, and you own web course entirely. Web courses or videos
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additional handouts you might want to distribute.
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