Point 3: Respond With Concern, Action, & Perspective
Bad Things Happen: Effective Responses to Misconduct • 16m
In dealing with misconduct, take responsibility and clearly outline next steps. The CAP crisis response framework is useful. Express Concern, take Action, offer Perspective. In offering perspective, you must exhibit the ability to consider another person's or group's point of view. Describe to key stakeholders the process for dealing with the misconduct and clearly outline what will happen next.
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Point 5: Protect Whistleblowers
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