How to Identify Subtle Misconduct & What to Do

Microaggressions, putdowns, harassment… Sometimes they are obvious, but frequently they are not. What’s often true is that they are difficult issues for an organization and they are dealt with badly or ignored. Which is also partly why only 30% of issues are reported. There must be a better way.

Maysa Hawash, this week’s guest is finding a better way. She has collaborated on software that will help the employees who don’t want to speak up directly. It’s called HearU and I think it’s a great idea. It allows employees to speak up anonymously and gives organizations a chance to understand what is really going on. Obviously it’s not the only option and these are some insights into potential solutions:

🆉 Gen Z experiences this more often. Possibly because they have higher standards.

👋 The 70% of those who don’t report… they might just leave and you’ll never know why.

👂Not everything warrants an investigation. Sometimes employees just want validation.

🤝 HR can validate an individual, but they still need the commitment of leadership to address problems more systemically.

I confess, I have given friends advice to just leave. It’s easier than fighting the culture. This is much better. Take a listen.

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Andrea Adams