Avoiding misconduct

If I had to give one piece of advice to assist managers to avoid misconduct in their teams, it would be this: Intervene early, intervene often. A stitch in time really does save nine when it comes to proactive management of behaviours in the workplace that might escalate. Tolerance of low level inappropriate remarks, mild misbehaviour, shortcuts in safety protocols and aggressive conduct between staff is not a leadership strategy. It doesn’t improve on it’s own. Encourage your managers and team leaders to own their role and their space. A manager is most certainly there to serve and support their staff, but must also be prepared to engage in the difficult conversations; and set and enforce boundaries to support a strong workplace culture.