Unfortunately, aggressive behaviour is something we all can encounter in our daily lives. Handling these interactions can be difficult, as the wrong technique can jeopardise the safety of yourself and those around you. When a conflict escalates, you run the risk of disruption and violence that can have grave ramifications. This video will demonstrate how to avoid such mistakes, and is suitable for workers at all levels who might encounter aggressive behaviour in the workplace and in public.
Managers hold the keys to recognising, preventing, and dealing with harassment. It is essential that managers take the appropriate steps to help create a workplace that does not tolerate harassment.
Bullying, harassment, and violence are all forms of unacceptable behaviour that create a risk to health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace. Employers and employees at all levels are responsible for maintaining a positive, productive working culture, where everyone is treated with tolerance, dignity and respect.
It is getting increasingly difficult to separate work life from personal life. Technology and social media have helped blur the lines between when work finishes and personal life starts. Online communication platforms mean people are connected 24/7. For people with harassment and bullying behavioural tendencies there are increasingly subtle opportunities to target their victims.
Instances of bullying and harassment behaviour are on the rise in the New Zealand workplace. Keeping our workplace harassment and bullying free is a team effort. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring their workplace environment is not a place where unacceptable behaviour towards groups or individuals is tolerated. Everyone must have a practical understanding of their organisations harassment and bullying prevention policy and procedures and an awareness of the legislative requirements around unacceptable behaviour.