Here are some other ideas from the commission and researchers in the field:
- Authorize dozens of employees throughout the organization to receive complaints, so that people can report to someone they’re comfortable with.
- Hire an ombudsman.
- Promote more women to positions of power.
- Train people not in what not to do, but in how to be civil to colleagues, and how to speak up as a bystander — and have senior leaders attend the training sessions.
(NY Times, The Upshot.)
- Put in proportional consequences, so that low-grade instances can be handled with conversations instead of firings or legal action.
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