Workplace Abuse Training

Any company may have to deal with workplace abuse. Typically, this happens within certain positions of power, but it is not limited to just company position: fellow teammates may abuse others through sexual harassment, psychological warfare and even a combination of other tactics which may make them feel superior over the bullied employee. Regardless of the method, however, workplace abuse can severely weaken employee morale, productivity and even company loyalty. Put on a grander scale, this can mean great employee attrition and a noticeable reduction in profits. In fact, some companies can end up having their reputation ruined. However, “workplace abuse” can be a very broad term at times, which means there has to be distinction on whether the methods used are ethical or not. With these things in mind, this training course is dedicated to providing teams and companies the necessary tools they need to deal with workplace abuse both to prevent and deal with it judiciously if it ever happens.

Workplace abuse is a constant problem in many workplaces. In fact, many of these instances may be unknown to the people committing the abuse. Further, not only does workplace abuse manifest in terms of rank, but in various other ways that can undermine the emotional well-being of entire teams. This training course is therefore dedicated to providing participants the tools to prevent certain conditions of abuse from arising, deal with abuse on an emotional level and administering proper and just discipline. With this training course, companies and teams will be able to keep their morale and productivity up and maintain conducive work environments. Further still, this training course can also be integrated into a customised training session that will allow you and your teams to focus on specific needs. If you need more information about this training course or the customised training package, please contact us.

Training options available in Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Canberra, Geelong, Sydney, Parramatta, Melbourne, Brisbane, Australia wide.

Workplace Abuse Training Outline

Use tools that help psychologically

There is no doubt that workplace abuse can affect the psychology and emotional state of the one being abused. What is even more frustrating is that sometimes, even their closest teammate might not be able to help them in any way as they become distraught and even incapable of concentrating without feeling angry or sad at being incapable of doing anything. Being the very first symptom of abuse, it is therefore important for teammates and companies to be able to figure out the first sign of abuse and give their colleagues an important emotional strength. Simply knowing this can mean sustained company loyalty and better productivity even under great stress.

Take note of key mechanisms that help deal with abuse

Another way to deal with workplace abuse is to wield the metaphorical shield of knowledge by learning about your fundamental rights as employees both within the company and, if necessary, without. This means having knowledge of all laws relevant to workplace abuse, all your rights as a worker, what preconditions must take place to file them and how to file grievances and/or cases. Here, teams will understand that if they are abused, they will never be alone: mechanisms are always in place to take the reduce the power of the abuser.

Distinguish between abuse and disciplinary action

While it is true that abuse tends to happen within key positions of power, not all things pushed upon a subordinate can be considered abuse. For example, if an employee does something absolutely detrimental to the team effort, it is only proper that they be given criticism or punished according to the severity of the damage. After all, it is the responsibility of said employee Indeed, the legislation actually recognizes this by allowing for certain disciplinary actions, whose severity depends on the level of offense, to help employees become better and more productive within their fields and therefore ultimately help the cause of their companies and teams.

Anticipate certain things that might lead to abuse

There is no doubt that the workplace is a place of endless competition. Some employees might absolutely do anything to get power and may project this sense of power in a very harmful way unto others. However, companies know that this is not just an issue of pure individual ambition. Do they, for example, incentivise top-performing employees too much to the point of unfairness? Do they allow their direct superiors to possess too much freedom or power? These are just some questions that may arise when workplace abuse actually takes place. Simply put, this is not just a team-wide matter; if any instance of abuse takes place, the company has to step in. This training course will therefore discuss with participants the many scenarios that could potentially lead to abuse and tell them what they might be able to do.

Learn how to cope with stress

A certain precondition of abuse is stress. After all, when stress builds up, so does one’s tendency to become more agitated and therefore difficult to work with. In some instances, when employees become angry, they have the capacity to scare whole teams with a single glare, or even with their actions, to the point where it would be detrimental to their work. The negative vibes might even spread throughout teams, endangering their capacity for progress. Even if an employee is unaware of it, this might actually be considered psychological abuse against teammates and can therefore damage teamwork and company loyalty in the long term. It is therefore imperative for participants to learn how to deal with stress and have full control of their emotions. Simply knowing how to do this will allow your team to radiate the power of teamwork.

Learn how to discipline justly

As noted before, there is a difference between abuse and disciplinary action. However, this difference can seem very thin in some cases, especially within teams where bureaucratic processes are not immediately present and disciplinary actions are more loosely implemented. A superior, for example, might think that they are providing fair and appropriate discipline to their subordinates, but the latter may be harboring feelings of resentment and discontent at being abused. Teams, therefore, must learn how to navigate this extremely thin line by answering an all-important, philosophical question: what is justly-implemented discipline? Knowing this will allow teams to create implement appropriate team-wide discipline while not stepping on anyone’s shoes (both metaphorically and very, very literally).

Customised Training Session For Teams (Included No Charge)

Everyone likes options and we here at Paramount Training and Development give you the option of customising parts of our courses free of charge. Your and your team’s ability to learn is Paramount’s real goal and focus and we are willing to make the necessary adjustments to meet these demands. Use our highly modular and flexible material and structure to your advantage. Give us your input or a need assessment form and we’ll take care of the rest.

In-House Customised training benefits:

  • Flexible length – You choose the length of the session
  • Highly Effective Team/Industry Specific
  • Certificate of Completion (Professional Grade)
  • Create a Team Building environment
  • Cost effective – Group rate discount
  • Printed courseware (No need to download or use an App to read)

Creating Content (Contact us for Quotation)

Certain content may not be available in the desired format of our clients. Paramount Training and Development’s solution for that is to allow you to create your own brand new custom content allowing you to meet your unique needs. Select everything from the colours of the workbooks to the vital intelligence that forms the foundation of our programs. We help you create the content and you get to own it legally. Help us help you make the most of your business.

Instructor Led Online

Download Certificate of Completion $495 inc GST
Printed and Posted Certificate of Completion $515 inc GST

We provide this course as an online assisted course. You provide the date and time, we provide the trainer and material. Great for regional business or employees that are at multiple premises. The benefits of booking an online assisted or instructed led training session is you don’t have to wait for a specific date or course to come up. We book in a time available to you. Same course as a workshop but just for you and online instead.

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