Culture is a potent word in business. It’s a symbol, a standard, a signpost of intent for your (existing or potential) employees, customers or service users. Broadly speaking, culture spans the values, principles and behaviours that characterise our everyday actions at work. It’s these shared patterns, deliberate or not, that define a common way to perceive, think and behave. And because behaviour is catching, if any inappropriate language or treatment of others persists in the workplace, it can become an unwanted part of the culture—reflected both internally and externally. 

Professional Behaviour

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Clear expectations from the start

Challenge overt and covert instances of inappropriate behaviour at work

We all want to work in an environment where we feel included and respected. This extends to being ourselves at work, without fear of reprisal, animosity or exclusion. Of course, there is a legal framework that protects everyone from discrimination, harassment and victimisation at work. But microaggressions are also a sign of a culture in which less overt forms of misconduct can go unchecked.

Our Culture & Conduct e-learning is designed to build awareness of what is and isn’t acceptable behaviour at work. Positive and practical, it champions the importance of inclusive culture at an individual, group and organisational level. It also draws a line in the sand, leaving your employees abundantly clear on what counts as overstepping, and what steps to take if they see or hear it.

Appropriate Workplace Conduct Elearning
Difference is a strength, not an obstacle

Clarify your expectations around interpersonal communication and workplace behaviour to all staff

By the end of our Culture & Conduct e-learning module, your people will gain a solid understanding of:

  • How conduct determines workplace culture
  • The legal framework on how we should work with colleagues
  • What constitutes appropriate and inclusive behaviour at work
  • How we experience cultural differences, and what we mean by cultural norms
  • The actions needed, whether you’re a victim or a witness of unwanted behaviour
What our clients say

Working with the EW Group has really helped accelerate our drive towards becoming a truly inclusive organisation. The conversations involved are often challenging ones and the EW Group’s expertise has meant we have been able to approach them positively and strategically. We are seeing the impact of our work together at all levels of our business already and we look forward to continuing our work together.

James Marsh
HR Manager at
Planet Organic

Build awareness of what is and isn’t acceptable behaviour at work

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