Workplace Culture Walk

A culture walk is an assessment of the physical spaces of a workplace for factors that may allow for sexual harassment and violence. Factors such as space allocation, office placement, visual displays, and the manner in which employees communicate, can speak volumes about the workplace environment and culture.

There are many ways to conduct a culture walk, ranging from a walk-through planned in coordination with workplace leadership, or with coworkers, or workers gathering together in a meeting to identify and reflect on gaps in workplace equity, safety, and respect.

Workplace Climate Survey

A climate survey is the centerpiece of a thorough, holistic, and collaborative process to identify gaps and inequities that may facilitate sexual harassment and violence impacting workers and the workplace. Reviewing the results of the survey with workers, soliciting suggestions for change, closing identified gaps in response, tailoring response, developing prevention programs,and engaging in an ongoing conversation about workplace expectations and culture goes far to assure workers that the organization intends to cultivate an environment of respect, safety, and equity and hold harassers accountable.

Workplace Code of Conduct

A Code of Conduct establishes expectations and accountability measures that help shift workplace culture toward equity, safety, and respect. The most effective codes of conduct are developed in collaboration with all workplace stakeholders – workers, management, worker associations, and unions; establish a robust protocol to address conduct ranging from insidious behavior (e.g., incivility) to overtly illegal misconduct (e.g., sexual assault); and engage non-workplace stakeholders (e.g., consumers) in promoting compliance and accountability.