I got wind of the 2016 Kansas Leadership and Human Rights Convention when the organizers invited CEOs, directors, and founders of small- and large-scale business to join the event. As a new entrepreneur at the time, I thought of attending mainly to expand my connections in the industry. It honestly did not even crossed my mind to check what the theme of the conference was or how serious the topics would be.
Once the forum started, though, my initial goal of networking flew out of the window when a panelist talked about the things that could go wrong between an employer and an employee. It was a concept that I never knew was important until they opened the discussion in that convention.
In case you are a novice entrepreneur like I was during the conference mentioned above, here are a few tips on maintaining a peaceful workplace.
1. Set A Guideline For The Entire Company
Before hiring anyone, you ought to prepare a full ethical guideline that you want every member of your team to follow. This way, whenever you employ someone new, they will be able to comprehend what you expect from them.
2. Hold A Training Regularly
You should also train your employees on how to react in the office, especially during a hostile situation. Make sure that everyone participates actively to avoid problems in the future.
3. Stay Approachable Yet Professional
It matters to remain cordial to the employees as well so that they will feel encouraged to inform you if bullying or another form of harassment takes place in the office. Thus, you can investigate the incident early and prevent it from happening again.
Disputes in the workplace are inevitable, considering you are all adults there who hold on to different views. However, it will be effortless to resolve them by yourselves if everyone’s on the same page from the start.