Detoxifying workplaces ethically and humanely – Intermediate moduleOctober 10, 2023
As health professionals, it is not only incumbent on us to be role models of ethical behaviour and safeguard human rights, but to also to help our clients build ethical and humane workplaces. This is after all where most working adults spend the bulk of their productive time. To enable positive outcomes, we need to upskill health care professionals in diagnosis and prognosis of toxic workplaces.
Toxic behaviour is defined as behaviour that is harmful to an organization, including either its property, reputation, or people. Toxic by its very nature implies that this behaviour is both contagious and bad for others. Prof Dylan’s Minors team showed that if someone is influenced by toxic colleagues, that person is then 50% more likely to become toxic, too. One Cornerstone On Demand report found that good employees were 54 % more likely to leave when forced to deal with a toxic co-worker.
So, if it is so damaging, why is it so often ignored? Firstly, because of ambiguity: people are not sure if it’s an issue, what constitutes toxicity, or who should address it. Secondly, because of the threat potential: implications for you and the person if you speak up. Silence becomes tacit approval, which becomes a slippery slope where more negative toxic behaviour becomes the norm. So, whilst the need to address toxicity is readily apparent, the ethical and human rights underpinnings need to be understood and managed in their complexity.
PROGRAMME OVERVIEW – TOTAL OF 15 ETHICS POINTS | R500 PER WORKSHOP | 6HOURS 20MINS PER WORKSHOP
Delegates need to attend each workshop sequentially to qualify to move to next workshop. These online workshops will be delivered through a blend of lectures, discussions, case studies, and interactive sessions. Participants will be encouraged to contribute actively, fostering a rich, collaborative learning environment.
Workshop 3: objectives for Advanced module (Systemic focus – 5 ethics CPD points)
Develop an understanding of the 3 systemic factors contributing to toxic workplaces and behaviours.
Implement ethical, human rights and organisational psychology frameworks to design impactful strategies for toxic workplaces.
Develop skills to advocate for ethical and inclusive workplaces within their workplaces.