Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By Joyce Odidison

Mar 15

Sexual Harassment Incidents will Negatively Impact the Interpersonal Wellness of Your Workplace

I believe sexual harassment where there is a lack of interpersonal awareness. Since we all have sexual drives and urges, we have a responsibility to ensure that we manage those appropriately. This is no different from learning manners at home or school if you missed it at home, and unfortunately at work if other avenues fail.

We need to develop the interpersonal awareness to know when, how and where and with whom to express our sexual interests, conversations and gestures. Many people miss the social cues because they lack overall interpersonal awareness. They are only able to think of their feelings and wants regardless of the appropriateness of the situation.

Often people will tell me that they did not intend to for something to have a negative impact. While that is fine, sexual harassment is about the impact and not one’s intention.

The other major issue with sexual harassment incidents is the impact it has on the relational well-being and interpersonal wellness of everyone. In this video I talk about how these incidents cause major distractions and waste countless of productive hours.

I would love to hear your feedback. Have you seen those reactions?

To Your Wellness,

Joyce Odidison

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About the Author

Joyce Odidison, MA, PCC, CTDP is a Thought Leader on Interpersonal Wellness and Competency Mindset Teaching. She is a Conflict Analyst, Coach, and corporate speaker/trainer on interpersonal, respect and diversity for 24 years. Joyce helps organizations protect the emotional, interpersonal, and mental well-being of employees and leaders from conflict, stress, and burnout, to preserve their reputation, promote diversity, inclusion, and psychological safety at work. She is a frequent TV guest expert offering relational well-being tips for leaders and employees. Joyce has been featured in the Winnipeg Free Press, Canadian Living, Corporate Wellness Magazine, Thrive Global, Fast Company, and others.She can be reached at admin@interpersonalwellness.com or by phone at 1-877-999-9591.

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