Bullying, sexual harassment, and workplace abuse are the multi-headed ‘Hydra’ beast pillaging our societies today. It affects workplace morale, decreases productivity, and puts victims into a pit of depression and despair. Ruining in its path many promising bright careers and lives.
Enter 'Harmony In The Workplace' an Alberta based business that was established in 2016 by Ruthann Weeks, Founder and principal Slayer of the Beast. Ruthann herself had a run in with the beast years ago that caused her to lose her own job. However, being a strong willed and resilient warrior, Ruthann got back on her horse and resumed combat against the beast by helping employers create “Workplace Harmony and Psychological Safety.” Thus, avoiding being burnt by the beast.
Ruthann assists businesses in boosting their employees' productivity by creating an environment that is free from toxicity and where the workers are encouraged to participate with devotion without any lingering fear of being bullied or harassed or harmed.
"I really help businesses and industries capitalize on their human talent by creating environments where people are free and encouraged to bring their whole selves to work and participate fully."
When Covid-19 hit the world, many businesses pivoted to the online world, wisely, Ruthann also pivoted to the online space. She launched an online learning and training academy to cater to the needs of companies in creating a peaceful environment. Her learning modules include details about human behavior suffering from bullying, how to identify that the environment of your office is getting toxic, and how to rectify the unpleasant and unsafe surroundings. She creates plans, policies, and procedures to instill a harmonious workplace.
One may wonder what difference her sessions would make in the workplace environment or how they would help increase the overall productivity of businesses and organizations. The answer lies in the following shocking statistics: about 45% of Canadians are bullied at work, and around 52% of women suffer from sexual harassment. The more these incidents prevail in a work environment, the more the organization will suffer in low morale, productivity loss, bad reputation, and ultimately future sustainability. This is where the services of 'Harmony In The Workplace' come to their rescue.
Ruthann is an experienced speaker armed with advanced relational skills, as well as possessing excellent acumen in intercepting human behaviors to help identify a person suffering from workplace abuse. This being one of the competitive advantages setting her apart from others in the industry.
Ruthann is on an unwavering life mission to help the corporate world get rid of this social disease. She is a visionary with high hopes for the future of 'Harmony In The Workplace.' She plans to publish a book and aims to be an international speaker to address the devastating effects of this multi-headed beast that has been pillaging the corporate world for ages.
Her last words of advice to other small business owners are:
“Don't quit. Hang in there. Just stay forward focused. That's something I've learned, as long as you keep moving forward. Turtle pace is okay. And the world really needs what you bring to the table.”
Courtesy of Alberta Chambers of Commerce