IDEAS FOR THE WORK­PLACE

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Our sur­vey re­spon­dents pro­vided a num­ber of po­ten­tial so­lu­tions to ad­dress sex­ual ha­rass­ment on the job. The most fre­quently sug­gested ideas were:

• Coura­geous, hon­est con­ver­sa­tions around sex­ual ha­rass­ment need to oc­cur at all lev­els and be­tween all de­mo­graph­ics.

• Cre­ate com­pre­hen­sive ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams around sex­ual ha­rass­ment at all lev­els.

• Or­ga­ni­za­tions need to state clearly (af­ter con­sult­ing with le­gal and HR de­part­ments) what be­hav­ior is ac­cept­able in their work­places.

• Or­ga­ni­za­tions must ad­mit they are not im­mune from ha­rass­ing be­hav­ior and en­gage in ap­pro­pri­ate aware­ness build­ing at all lev­els.

• Cre­at­ing and main­tain­ing a cul­ture of re­spect for the in­di­vid­ual is key for senior man­age­ment, and should be trick­led down through all lev­els.

• Hold fo­rums to en­hance part­ner­ships be­tween men and women, and close the gap on per­cep­tions of power.

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