Organizational factors increase the risk of harassment

Extensive research supports the relationship between certain organizational risk factors and the incidence of poor workplace behaviors. Harassment. Discrimination. Incivility. Bullying. Violence.

Organizations can’t afford to allow destructive workplace behavior or workplace cultures that create and perpetuate it. Ignoring or avoiding organizational risk factors encourages negative work behaviors and weakens an organization’s productivity.

HR professionals need to be aware of these factors and the extent to which they exist within their organization so they can implement effective risk management initiatives.

For more information on organizational risk factors read Links between Organizational Factors and Counterproductive Workplace Behaviors.