“Make a habit of two things; to help; or at least do no harm.”
Being ostracized is more harmful than harassment. Ostracism thwarts a person’s basic psychological needs of control, self-esteem, meaningfulness, and belongingness.
If you are a manager or leader who uses ostracism, here are steps to take to change this damaging
1. Acceptance: Face reality that you ostracize others.
2. Responsibility: Acknowledge the impact ostracization has on you and others.
3. Plan: Develop a strategy for how to respond when you are triggered to ostracize.
4. Choice: Interrupt unconscious and automatic choices with new and effective ones.