Retaliation has become one of the most common workplace misconduct allegations in recent years. Given the lower burden of proof for retaliation claims, it is commonly attached to other types of complaints. Of all the forms of workplace misconduct, retaliation may be the most corrosive. By creating fear and deterring complainants and witnesses from coming forward, retaliation masks malignancies that grow within a culture until they finally burst into view. pelotonRPM offers simulation exercises that prepare managers and leaders to handle difficult conversations regarding retaliation. Most of our simulation exercises incorporate this critical concept in one way or another. For instance, a participant may be required to remind an alleged perpetrator that the organization has a zero-tolerance policy towards retaliation and that they should be very mindful of how their behavior may be viewed by a complainant. A consistent takeaway from these simulations is that retaliation situations can be very ambiguous, can meaningfully erode the culture of an organization, and can create substantial legal liability.
- 30-45 Minutes
- 0-20 Minutes
- Beginner - Advanced
Most managers do not understand how broad the definition of retaliation can be. Given how common these claims are, it's important for us to teach them what retaliation looks like and how they can limit the risk.
– Director, Employee Relations
pelotonRPM delivers an unparalleled simulation experience that allows your senior managers and leaders to immerse themselves in demanding and realistic scenarios that frequently touch upon the topic of retaliation. They are the cultural standard-bearers of the organization. By preparing them to deal with these kinds of situations in an empathetic, decisive and effective way, you are clearly communicating to all of your most important stakeholders that retaliation wil not be tolerated in the organization.