WES Ambassador, Suzanne Doyle-Morris of Inclusiq Reveals Upcoming Workshop

‘Can’t You Take a Joke? Calling Out Bad Behaviour’ Workshop on February 7

‘Can’t you take a joke?’ postured John. ‘Lighten up!’ If this sounds familiar, you’ll know calling out ‘jokes’ or inappropriate behaviour at work is one of the hardest things to do. All workplaces need to be fun – but not at the expense of someone else. No one likes to be told they can’t ‘take a joke’ but ignoring inappropriate comments rarely works, and sends the wrong message. Knowing when and how to draw the line between banter and potential bullying will earn you the benefit of the doubt as a leader, and create a more inclusive and innovative environment.

On February 7, 2017 InclusIQ will be running an evening workshop in collaboration with BCSWomen in Edinburgh using one of InclusIQ’s Serious Games: “Can’t You Take a Joke? Calling out Bad Behaviour”. Book your place at this event here.

The workshop covers:

  • Understanding the fine line between banter and bad behaviour and excusing stereotypes as ‘just jokes’.

  • Anticipating the hidden message such humour has on the audience who hear it firsthand, and those who hear it later.

  • Recognising that people denying they are offended with “I’m used to it” or “It doesn’t really bother me” is not an excuse for inaction.

  • Learning when to respond with humour, candid feedback and delegation – and how time and place makes all the difference.

  • Calling out bad behaviour whilst retaining strong team relationships.

If you are based in Scotland, Suzanne would love to see you there, but if you like the idea of this or any of their other workshops get in touch.

Read more about Inclusiq here.

View Suzanne's story here.

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