If men start walking on eggshells because they don’t want to be wrongly accused of harassment, the scope and impact of workplace sexual harassment problems will grow even more. Changing workplaces into “PC Places” where men and women who work together are self conscious and withholding of their ideas and energies isn’t the solution. How do we learn from what’s happening with regard to harassment without succumbing to fear? The good work that has been done by HR leaders around the world to address egregious behavior and abuse of power has set the stage to confront the subtle, unspoken norms that impact workplace safety and partnership. In this webinar, WMFDP senior consultants Peggy Nagae and Jim Morris bring to the surface the unspoken assumptions that keep us from having the courageous conversations we need to build partnership. They will reveal their own uncertainties and use their own learning as an example to find a path forward.
We’ll explore topics such as:
- The unintended impact of male banter on teams and individuals
- How men can support and challenge other men to monitor and check their own behavior (and how women can support and challenge men too).
- The paradox of intervening for women and other minorities without caretaking or fixing
- How shame and peer pressure keep men from being true allies and partners
We’ll explore how to create a brave space where we can slow down, reflect and unpack our interactions and reactions, and where men and women can partner side-by-side and build a culture that is welcoming, inclusive and safe for everyone.