CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 7

A VISION
F
  OR 2018
WORKPLACES
BY MICHELLE PHANEUF, P.ENG., C.MED,
WORKPLACE FAIRNESS WEST

WORKPLACE FAIRNESS WEST is seeing what they hope is
the beginning of a shift in workplaces. Maybe it's the perfect
storm with Bill 30 being examined in the Alberta legislature,
the #metoo social media campaign and its impact on the
sexual harassment conversation and organizations under
the microscope for respectful workplace issues. It allows us
to hope that our workplaces can be the safe, diverse, open
and productive places that all employees desire. What would
this look like?
It would look like employees not being concerned about
the stigma of mental health and having the support to
manage these issues. They would have access to Employee
and Family Assistance plans and reach out to mental and
physical health care professionals when needed. Managers
and supervisors would be trained to approach those with
mental health issues and enter into conversations about
how they can support employees. There would be a process
for the employer, employee and healthcare professional to
use when an employee requires accommodation. Employees
would appreciate this support, get the help they need and
remain productive and engaged knowing they are valued in
the workplace.
It would look like employees having options when they are
managing conflict. They would have an independent, neutral
third party to anonymously connect with in times of communication or conflict difficulties. This third party would support them to sort through and resolve conflicts. They would
have support to develop options for moving forward or build
capacity by attending learning sessions focused on successfully managing conflict and taking on difficult conversations.
Diversity of opinion and experience would be welcome and the
desire for strong debate (right/wrong thinking) would shift
and dialogue would become the norm. Awareness around
aggressive or avoidance cultures would grow as well as a
positive view of productive conflict and a common language
to address unproductive conflict.
It would look like undertaking fairness assessments of
existing conflict management systems and explore how
the culture influences conflict. Surveys and focus groups
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018

Leadership Matters
A Vision for 2018 Workplaces
Cultivating a Culture of Innovation: Innovation is People!
Do You have these Types of Fraudulent Claims on Your Benefits Plan?
How to Avoid ‘Career Misery’ in Your Workplace
Legal Corner: Rolling Out New Employment Contracts?
Legal Corner: Demystifying Constructive Dismissal
Legislation Update: Is Pay Equity Legislation Coming to Alberta?
Suppliers’ Guide
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Intro
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - cover1
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - cover2
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 3
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 4
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Leadership Matters
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - A Vision for 2018 Workplaces
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 7
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 8
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 9
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Cultivating a Culture of Innovation: Innovation is People!
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 11
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 12
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 13
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Do You have these Types of Fraudulent Claims on Your Benefits Plan?
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 15
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - How to Avoid ‘Career Misery’ in Your Workplace
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Legal Corner: Rolling Out New Employment Contracts?
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Legal Corner: Demystifying Constructive Dismissal
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 19
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 20
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Legislation Update: Is Pay Equity Legislation Coming to Alberta?
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Suppliers’ Guide
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 23
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 24
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - 25
CPHR Alberta Magazine - Summer 2018 - Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
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