Our Comprehensive System
for Long-Term Change
Workplace Bullying Prevention,
Correction, & Education
Podcast for Mangers interviews Dr. Namie, Work Doctor President
Podcast for Managers
The Work Doctor® Strategy
At Work Doctor, we specialize in defining the root causes of Workplace Bullying. The commitment to stop workplace bullying must be made by leaders. Bullying is not merely "personality clashes." Neither is it conflict. So, traditional conflict resolution tools will not work. This is not an "HR issue." Bullying is a form of violence -- not homicide, not physical battery -- that requires specialized analyses to detect and to know what to do. We have spent over 14 years focusing exclusively on the topic. We know what to do. Read our 2011 book, The Bully-Free Workplace: Stop Jerks, Weasels and Snakes from Killing Your Organization for more details about steps leaders and managers can take.
Our Blueprint is a menu of services that enables each client to customize an intervention based on the severity and spread of the problem, in line with reasonable budget limits. Of course, bullying is very costly. Investing in its prevention will payoff benefits that far outstrip our modest consulting fees.
BULLIES ARE TOO EXPENSIVE TO KEEP!
Available Blueprint Services
A quantitative measure of the frequency and nature of bullying present in your organization. Useful to bolster a case for intervention or as a pre-implementation baseline metric.
An Anti-Bullying Policy
We do not use policy templates because no one-size-fits-all approach can address your specific industry or organizational bullying problems. We facilitate the Policy Writing Group you designate. Read our explanation of the value of this collaborative, interactive 2-day on-site session.
Given the novel nature of workplace bullying, we propose creating an informal clarification procedural option prior to filing, and responding to, formal complaints alleging policy violations. Both sets of procedures are developed by the Policy Writing Group during the 2 day, on-site session.
The Expert Peers Team
3-day on-site training for the team created by the Policy Writing Group to serve colleagues at all levels of the organization in a variety of functions determined by the Team itself. All Expert Peers become ambassadors of the anti-bullying initiative. The Team ensures continuity and sustainability of the commitment.
Education for the Entire Organization
The rollout. Videotaped for playback during new employee orientation. Overview of Workplace Bullying with clear descriptions of the new policy, the Expert Peers Team services, and how to use the new systems of protection. Clients may choose to have Work Doctor launch the initiative, or simply rely on training-oriented members of the Expert Peers Team.
Integration with Current Systems
So the policy represents codified values for the organization, the commitment must be incorporated into performance appraisals, management and leadership training, new employee orientation, hiring and recruitment strategies.