Bystander intervention – where someone who has witnesses an incident of harassment or violence towards another person takes action to limit or prevent harm – has been found to be an important component to incorporate in workplace harassment training. Though these interventions must be done safely and strategically, encouraging such action reinforces the idea that ending harassment and maintaining inclusive and respective workplace cultures are collective responsibilities.
For more information, see:
“#MeToo Moment: How to Be a (Good) Bystander,” by Claire Cain Miller, 2017
“’Thanks for minding your own business’: The Role of Bystander Intervention Training in Fighting Workplace Violence and Harassment” by Rubin Thomlinson, 2015