When HR departments give training on core values or discrimination, a logical response from employees is to believe their employers care about their well-being.
But not so fast.
When employees take complaints to HR departments, employers often individualize the problem to avoid liability, touting beliefs in employee well-being but take opposite action.
Let's take this disconnect one step further. Author Andrew Faas interviewed 138 leaders about bullying and found that most leaders are unaware of what workplace bullying even is. For those who are aware, most don’t view it as violence or a business risk (even though most said they’d been targets after seeing a definition of it).
Sadly, these findings mean that most cultures are toxic. Faas found that:
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