Workplace Culture: Eliminate Office Cliques and Embrace an Inclusive, Productive Environment
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A recent CareerBuilder survey revealed that 43 percent of employees said their workplace was wrought with cliques. In addition, 46 percent of those polled said their bosses were part of a clique with other employees.
At first glance, office cliques may seem like harmless high school antics, but if you consider these statistics, it's clear that such groups may open the door for bias against certain employees. This bias could initiate a lawsuit particularly if the employee passed over for an opportunity due to his exclusion from a clique is a protected class member.
In order to keep your workplace productive and free from the toxic environment cliques can cultivate, it is crucial for you to recognize how office cliques may negatively impact your organization and to be proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion.
Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:
- Different types of personalities that inhabit the workplace and why certain personality types may gravitate toward one another - and how you can make that work
- The detrimental effects out-of-control office cliques can generally have on the workplace, including spawning ugly gossip, pitting groups of employees against one another, causing a communication breakdown among groups, increasing job bias and favoritism, and even sparking a hostile work environment
- What the prevalence of cliques may say about the underlying culture of your workplace
Suggestions on ice-breaking activities to help employees who wouldn't normally associate with each other get to know one another
- Tips on how supervisors and managers can establish a collegial way to associate with subordinates that doesn't alienate certain employees or unfairly favor others
- Signs that the cliques in your office have gotten out of control
- Team-building exercises and communication strategies you can use to get groups talking to one another and collaborating so your workplace culture can flourish
In just 90 minutes, learn the best practices for identifying and eliminating cliques in your workplace. Register now risk-free for this informative event for HR professionals and supervisors.
About your presenter:
Mary Anne Kennedy, author of "Finding the Right Job: A Step-by-Step Approach," is the principal consultant at MAKHR Consulting, LLC, a New-Jersey-based full-service human resources advisory firm. MAKHR Consulting provides small- to medium-sized business owners and employers with the full spectrum of HR services and programs, including all aspects of talent acquisition - from the full cycle recruitment process to succession planning and performance management.
Before launching her business, Ms. Kennedy spent eight years with a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in a variety of human resources leadership roles. She also served as the HR Generalist for a Fortune 500 office furniture manufacturer and as a senior HR consultant focusing on staffing, coaching, and organizational development for a wide range of employers including for-profit and not-for-profit. Ms. Kennedy is a sought-after speaker on a variety of HR topics, including coaching and feedback, talent acquisition/management, compensation strategies, behavior-based interviewing, and more. Ms. Kennedy holds a bachelor's degree in social science and has certifications in MBTI administration and DDI behavior-based interviewing.
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