CHAPTER 1

Using Science, Humanism, and Technology to Finally Fix Our Harassment Problem

Question

Can we use science, ethical philosophy, and technology to finally fix the problem of harassment in the workplace?

Overview

Harassment in the workplace is a global problem. It negatively impacts productivity, well-being, diversity, ethical governance, and corporate culture. The social and economic cost of harassment in the workplace is so great that countries around the world mandate harassment training in the hopes that it will fix the problem. Despite all our efforts at education, the problem persists. Our failure is a good indication that we are trying to fix a proxy problem. It is time we take a different approach.

Behavioral scientists have known ...

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